The End Is Not the End

"What is you favorite thing about living in America?" "Swim." How many of you would seriously count swimming as the favorite thing about your country? No, that has to come straight from the mouth of someone who'd never had the luxury before moving here. From someone who is grateful just to be in America and... Continue Reading →

The Queer Qualities of “Quelf”

(After a week of absolute busyness, I finally had a free day to sit down and write a post. Sorry for the wait. Thanks for bearing with me.) Let me preface this post by saying that if you have never before played the game "Quelf," you should get on that. I was first introduced to... Continue Reading →

No Worse than a Paper Cut – RGAT

Design to completion of my first tattoo. Final product. Copyright Renee Rhodes. July 7, 2013. So I have ink permanently drawn on my skin. In the shape of a raven. Done with a bamboo stick. In Thailand. Suffice to say, I'm feeling pretty cool. Per the suggestion of my good friend, I designed the tattoo... Continue Reading →

Ain’t Money Funny – RGAT

(above: me sitting in a window frame overlooking the courtyard of Angkor Wat temple, one of the most beautiful places I've ever set eyes on) Shortly after our arrival in Cambodia, frustrations sky-rocketed. Getting through immigration was frantic enough (considering it was rainy, muddy, and we had to haul our luggage all over the place... Continue Reading →

A Bad Day in Bangkok – RGAT

When I think of Bangkok, I can't help but quote my favorite musical "Chess." The song is catchy and fun and paints the picture of a beautiful city, despite it's shortcomings. I don't know if it molded my expectations at all, but only one line from the song really stuck true to my experience. "One... Continue Reading →

Unable to Leave — RGAT

I would be lying if I said that my trip to Thailand wasn't – in part – an attempt to escape West Texas. It wasn't the whole reason. And it wasn't an escape like the kind I talked about in my post "Escape to Atlantis". I just needed a reprieve from the dull, rolling plains... Continue Reading →

A Quick Note from Cambodia

A quick note to my followers (and those who care to read this blog): My time in Cambodia has consisted of food poisoning, smoke-filled lungs, and little to no wifi. My apologies for the lack of posts. Everyone should expect a slew of them over the next couple of days. Okay, maybe not a slew.... Continue Reading →

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