Culture Shock and Kelp in California

Surfacing at Laguna Beach

Twelve days ago, my plane dropped down onto the tarmac of the LAX airport. The sky was clear as we landed. Houses aligned like Legos. On the horizon, mountains stood blue and distant, their silhouettes crisp against the empty sky. I knew almost nothing about those mountains. Michelle and I …

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Ajumma Pants and My Life is Crazy

This is a busy week. I’m packing up my life into three boxes and one backpack. I’m squeezing as much as possible out of the week I have left with the insane people on this island who I’ve really come to love. I’m trying to figure out what exactly I’m …

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