Trippy Love: A Short Story

A beautiful girl approaches an older guy in a nightclub as techno beats in the background. “Hey, you took my drink from the dance floor!” she says. “No, it’s not yours, it’s mine,” he assures her. “I’m tripping. Let’s leave here,” she says, grabbing his hand. They ride his bike through the dusty back roads,Continue reading “Trippy Love: A Short Story”

Arranged Marriages in India: Twisted Social Networking

While traveling through India for the past ten months I’ve met many young Indians who are also traveling, staying in hostels, and generally living a lifestyle that runs afoul of their parents’ wishes. When the topic of marriage comes up, they often say something like, “My parents want me to come home and get marriedContinue reading “Arranged Marriages in India: Twisted Social Networking”

Floating in the Arabian Sea

A plane flies in from MumbaiAnother leaves from Delhi, and a third from BangaloreAll three crash into the Arabian Sea The passengers are lostFloating somewhere around GoaInhaling clouds of smoke and chemicalsSuspended in time and space They’re getting sucked deeper into the funnel nowFurther down through the ocean’s vortexIt’s that dark grey spiralThe sunken dancefloorContinue reading “Floating in the Arabian Sea”

Tales from the LA Riders Motorcycle Club High-Altitude Expedition

LADAKH, INDIASept. 14, 2020 I meet the leaders of LA Riders at Coffee Culture In Leh to discuss joining their motorcycle club expedition. The club director introduces himself as “Cheetah” and explains that the “LA” in LA Riders is the local word for “pass,” meaning they ride motorcycles through the world’s highest altitude passes. InContinue reading “Tales from the LA Riders Motorcycle Club High-Altitude Expedition”

The Original Renegades Logbook

“The lives of these infinitely numerous persons make no claim to the tragic; but they live under an evil star. The few who break free seek their reward in the unconditioned and go down in splendor.”–Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf GOA, INDIAFebruary 9, 2020 I’m not sure how I ended up in Goa, which is a commonContinue reading “The Original Renegades Logbook”