Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

Assignments Round 3: featuring Gary the Luthier

AMotD (Awesome Moment of the Day) Finishing the biggest project of the year (so far) Current main project: Getting home and getting more than 4 hours sleep. As usual it’s late and I’m not done ...

Grad Student Evicted!

HALLMARK ATHENS STUDENT HOUSING, LLC, PLAINTIFF: I’ve been served with an eviction notice for failure to pay rent. I don’t have time to fully explain how pissed off I am, but here’s a summary: rent ...

The first assignments are due

  AMotD (Awesome Moment of the Day) Going to bed before 3 am. Current main project: NOTHING… for a few hours ...

Audio Video Class, and The Decisive Moment

AMotD (Awesome Moment of the Day) Hearing my voice being recorded through a decent microphone. Or maybe it was the first bite of a great Chipotle burrito. Current main project: Trying to keep my head ...

Graduate School, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Start location: Athens, Ohio Avg. altitude: 719 ft Min temp: Max temp: Damn hot, and humid I’m not still in Peru. For various reasons I stopped updating the journal (obviously) but not traveling and ...

Lima, LA, Chicago

Max temp: 102F outside Vegas airport (I didn’t leave the airconditioned building), 87F at 1am in Chicago. Start location: Los Angeles, CA End location: Chicago, IL I celebrated being back by flushing toilet paper, ordering ...

Last day at the clinic, Cajamarca, Peru

Today is our last day working in the Centro Medico “Padre Luis Tezza” in Cajamarca. Despite the fact that we were going to do some amazing sightseeing in the coming days, I don’t think any ...

Cumbe Mayo, Peru

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru Other location: Cumbe Mayo, Peru Min altitude: 8750 ft Max altitude: 11,550 ft. Today got off to a rough start, but it was all my own fault. A late night in ...

Clinic and the Mountains, Peru

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru Other locations: Mountains outside of town towards El Galeno mine Min altitude: 8750 ft Max altitude: 11,700 ft Today was a slow day at the clinic – very few patients. Found ...

Clinic and Banos del Inca, Peru

Location: Cajamarca, Peru Max altitude: 8800 ft. After a couple of pretty intense days the pace has caught up with me. I managed to stay more or less on top of journal entries and ...

Second Day of Clinic, Cajamarca, Peru

Breakfast is served from 7-8:30 and we leave for the clinic at 08:30. All I have to do is shower and get dressed – I could roll out of bed at 07:30 and have plenty ...

First day of clinic, Cajamarca

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru End location: Cajamarca, Peru Miles today: Around town Miles total: Min altitude: 9000 ft Max altitude: Min temp: Max temp: Today has been incredible, and it’s only noon. I can’t ...