Notes on the margin and the summer sun

Since my last post, I can probably say I've been to hell and back. I always feel a bit ashamed to say such a thing since there are people who are going through worse, but before I discredit myself too soon, it was tough. Whether for good reason or no reason at all, I am … Continue reading Notes on the margin and the summer sun

At the heart of traveling: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Nietzsche, and Élan Vital

Three years ago: "Mishell, why did you come to Melbourne?" I got bored in the US; I'd met a dead end. Now: "Mishell, what brings you to Shanghai from Melbourne?" I got too comfortable in Melbourne. It's this lack of stimulation that perhaps is so TCK. Moving and seeing new places until some sort of … Continue reading At the heart of traveling: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Nietzsche, and Élan Vital