Personal Essay: On 2019 and Turning 27

A New Year + A Birthday New Year’s Eve is never quite what you think it’s going to be. All this rushing around, trying to find something to do, wasting time waiting for midnight when you don’t even want to be up until midnight anyway just so you can say Happy New Year when it…

Photography and Me: The Journey So far

Beginnings I’m still an amateur at best, but I’m better than when I started. Strange as it may seem, photography is not something that I actually thought I would be so interested in. I’ve always kind of liked the artistic nature of capturing images with ink, on paper, through lenses, but I never considered myself…

A Poem: That and All The Other Things

That and All The Other Things walking through Trees Alone i spot Her– a Flower. pink, vivacious, Beautiful– unapologetically Bold. things i want to Be. but also–a little Rough, around the Edges. things i already Am. and then– i think maybe i Already Am all those other things Too. Submit Want your piece to be…

Time Stands Still

Time Stoppage Featuring: Munich, Germany Sometimes, when you find yourself somewhere and when you wander long enough, you can stop time. Okay, so we’re not talking about the actual ability to stop time, but I’m here talking about that moment where you’re walking around a new city––after you’ve found some grounding, after you’ve had a…

Statues & Dreaming

Gods or Wistful Dreaming? I’ve always had a thing for statues–there’s something about the way they make me feel, like I’m in some sort of wakeful dream. As if, somehow, the artist was able to carve a window between worlds–this one and another–and staring into the eyes of these lifelike forms allows you a glimpse…

A Poem: Empty

Empty in Emptiness you Huddle as Clouds turn to Stars as the world Shifts from blue to grey in The Instant of One Heartbeat Submit Want your piece to be featured on this blog? Feel free to contact me through email or through the contact icon on this blog’s home page Contact Me HainAL17@uww.edu Twitter Instagram…

Night Coffee & Day Jobs

Often times I find myself working too much at night. Take for instance, as I write this, it’s nearly 8 p.m. and all I can think about is crawling into bed. But, here I am, sipping on a La Croix and typing up this post. Most nights it’s not carbonated water I’m drinking. Night Coffee…

Travel Destination – Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to. Just take a look at the water. So picturesque. And that white sand. This place comes highly recommended as a destination and not just a stop. There’s not a ton to do around this area, but what more could you want than…

A Poem: Changes

Changes Changes Everything changes and even You are not the same Submit Want your piece to be featured on this blog? Feel free to contact me through email or through the contact icon on this blog’s home page Contact Me HainAL17@uww.edu Twitter Instagram Let’s Collab or Contract

Sunsets – A Suggestion

The End of the Day As you wind down to the end of your day–maybe it’s been a long one, too long. Often times when traveling it sure feels that way. Or maybe you haven’t eaten all day and you’re ready to find a restaurant or diner or whatever. Maybe you’re just tired and want…

Travel Stops – Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck, Austria   Innsbruck, Austria is the perfect stop for anyone looking for a history-filled vacation. I was only in town for a few hours in between destinations, but if you’re looking to plan a longer stay there is tons to do including but not limited to shopping, dining, skiing, and hiking. Great for people…

A Poem: Creeping In

Creeping In humidity Creeps up and Under and everywhere Blooming sweat like flowers in fields like You and Me not even the Breeze offers a Release Submit Want your piece to be featured on this blog? Feel free to contact me through email or through the contact icon on this blog’s home page Contact Me HainAL17@uww.edu…