Momentos: October 1st – October 15th, 2016

Today definitely a dime on the contentment scale. Got organized for the week this morning, then a tough 2-hour Freeletics workout in the park, followed by an afternoon wandering around town with a friend, chatting up a few nice ladies. Drew some smiles, had some fun. Finally chilling out at home this eve and I get a surprise call from a NYT best-selling author.

Momentos: September 16th – September 30th, 2016

On a flight to Belgrade, you ask if you can sit in business class (no), you ask for a tour of the cockpit (no), you ask the fidgety lady beside you if she's okay (kinda). On the bus from the airport, you ask people how to say hello and thank you in Serbian (zdravo, hvala). At the hostel, you ask to check in two hours early (yes) and if you can climb out on the roof to look at the view (yes).

Momentos: September 1st – September 15th, 2016

It's about 7:20am as we hop a high fence into an abandoned amusement park on the outskirts of Berlin. I brought gloves for climbing and pepper for dogs, have my cards hidden in my pack so they can't ID me if we get caught. We'll find broken dinosaurs, a rusty roller coaster and a lonely ferris wheel. And we'll only have to run once.

Momentos: August 16th – August 31st, 2016

The Olympics are happening. You're probably hearing names you've never heard before, stars are being born. But consider this: there are athletes elsewhere in the world right now, not in these Olympics. They're training hard for the next. Endless mornings in empty gyms, four more years of sweat, toil and sacrifice before we'll know their names.

Momentos: August 1st – August 15th, 2016

A little before 8am at Hotel Casa 400. I’m laying in bed, she’s in the bathroom, getting ready for the day. She’s listening to some comedy show on her phone, in a language I don’t understand. And she’s laughing. I love that laugh. I love when she’s happy. She deserves to be happy. I’m leaving again tomorrow.

Momentos: July 16th – July 31st, 2016

I only met these people fifteen minutes ago. Mike is strapped to my back, our legs dangling approximately three kilometers above the ground. Ruta is clinging to the side of the aircraft, her helmet cam pointed right at us. No countdown, no time to reconsider, Mike jolts us forward and we're falling at 120mph and it's hard to breathe.

Momentos: July 1st – July 15th, 2016

Got invited to an informal digital nomad meetup this eve. Fascinating hearing the different ways money gets made. One guy sells niche tees by the truckload. Another builds software for a company that finds rightful heirs to unclaimed fortunes. The more you hear these stories, the more you realize how much opportunity is floating around out there.

How Much Does It Cost To Live In Amsterdam?

Will €2000/month cut it? How about €3000/month? How much you can expect to pay in taxes living in the Netherlands? And what's the best way to find an apartment in Amsterdam? All the answers are here.

Momentos: June 16th – June 30th, 2016

Today I rode a streetcar, a fire truck, and a riverboat. Now it's after midnight in the French Quarter. Silly me left my money and keys in the bridal suite, and the only way to retrieve them is to be the worst cock block of all-time. So I've got no money and no place to stay. Exciting times. Let's see what happens...

Thatcher, LeBron, Taboo Topics & F-Bombs (Over Beyond: Episode 005)

Over Beyond is a long-form podcast where I have the occasional meandering chat with my cousin over Skype and record it. In this latest episode, we talk about politics, mindfulness, elitism, democracy, basketball, monogamy, and a bunch more related and unrelated topics. Have a listen, and let us know what you think.

Momentos: June 1st – June 15th, 2016

Leaving Amsterdam one month from today, that old familiar sense of urgency upon me. People to meet, things to do, experiences to have. I might have missed that feeling. You get a little complacent staying put in one place all the time, figuring you'll do this or that eventually, there's always more time. Until there isn't.

Momentos: May 16th – May 31st, 2016

Went to bed last night thinking I'd try find a job for a few months so I could secure a mortgage here, would cost less per month and then I'd be able to sublet, too. Woke up this morning thinking no, fuck that, I'll just leave town instead. Too many sacrifices and expenses required to stay. I've had a good year here. Time to move on.

Momentos: April 16th – April 30th, 2016

Evening in Dam Square and I stand and watch and listen. Seeing things happening, thinking of things that happened. The birth of this town, a funfair across the way, Napoleon on a white horse, tulips swaying in the breeze, drunk Nazis shooting into a crowd, tourists walking where philosophers and kings and hippies walked before.

Momentos: April 1st – April 15th, 2016

Ramble around Rembrandtplein for a warm up. Ask for free coffee at Subway. Chat with a lady taking a photo. Ask the pedicab driver how's business. Strike up conversation with a mohawk. Get offered drugs. Ask three women if they want to get married. Walk away mid-conversation. Get offered more drugs. Ask a dude if he needs help with directions.

Momentos: March 16th – March 31st, 2016

Practicing tension. Habitual people-pleaser that I am, I tend to break it pretty fast. Been reading how important it is to maintain for flirting and seduction. So... out tonight, practicing, approaching, more eyes, less words.

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