Lions, Tigers and… Elephants! Oh My!

I scrubbed mud into the large cracks of her blue grey skin and watched as her eyes slowly drifted shut. She seemed to love the feeling especially after the 40 years she spent carrying logs out of the jungle; stripping the natural resources from a place she and her herd might have called home. I…

The Island Paradise of Koh Phi Phi

My back was stiff from almost 15 hours of sitting in the plastic chairs of university desks. My mind was functioning only as fast as caffeine could drench my neurons. The small group of literary nerds with our eyes following along as Dr. Stallard read the final passages of a marathon reading of John Milton’s…

Ko Sichang: A Pre-vacation

There is no way in hell I am walking down that,” I exclaimed upon realization that the gangway was made of little more than metal skeleton for hand rails and wooden 2x4s nailed to what looked like a rotten wood plank. It was stabilized by a simple tire on the roof of the boat. There…