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Day of the Dead: Celebrating Old Loves with New Loves

When John died I decided I was going to celebrate Day of the Dead for him. At the time it was a way to keep him alive. Day of the dead is the perfect holiday not just because of the symbolic importance of it but also because it was our favorite holiday in Mexico. We’ve…

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Giant Pumpkins and Happy Birthday John

A Time of Reflection It’s been awhile since I’ve shared much mostly because I’ve been busy living life but recently I’ve been reflective through this first of October. John’s birthday was the 6th and honestly this week has been a hard one for the entire time I have known him and beyond. His Dad died…

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Finding Love After Loss: How I Got Shot by Cupid

Finding Love After Loss When John Galton was murdered, I felt truly alone for the first time in my life. It was mostly terrifying with some thrilling aspects that kept me barely motivated enough to keep going. Before his death he was the only person on this Earth who truly understood what it is to…

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Hustling: How I Survive in Mexico

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been recently, much of my attention has been devoted to the hustle and living my life. Many people ask me how I survive down here and honestly it isn’t easy with the roadblocks I have like having no legal identity. That means no bank account or tax information which…

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Long Lost: A Tale of Reunion

Most of the family I felt closest to in my childhood wasn’t family at all but more technically (genetically speaking anyway) family friends, specifically the children of family friends. My Mom was big on the idea of building your own family and while I can’t say she was good at choosing all the time I…

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Enter Renegade

After 6 months dogless, I have a puppy. He’s a mix of a few different mountain dog breeds and will be a large fluffy white bear of a dog when he’s bigger. His name? Renegade.   I’ve always been an animal person. My whole childhood I asked for pets from my very own dog to…

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Choosing What to Share

Pretty much everything in my life changed five months ago when the murder happened. The list of what is the same is much shorter than what has changed: carnivore diet, love for cannabis, agorist lifestyle, my cat Satoshi. I went from living a fairly public life where I shared everything that happened as it happened…

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Closure Comes in Waves: My Thoughts on the Recent News

Photo Caption: Taken on a Recent Hike in a Burned Forest Area.  Reminded me of myself, new bits of growth from a burnt and scarred stump.   Closure has not come easy since the murder of John Galton. This is mainly due to the fact that the situation was still honestly still so wide open…

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Temezcal: A Mexican Tradition Guaranteed to Fuck You Up

Photo Caption: This photo is of a different temezcal than the one I was in. This is at the top of a hill at Parque Papagayo in Acapulco.   This was written more than 3 months ago when I was still living in Acapulco basically hiding out from police and other potential risks. At the suggestion…

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The First Sunset: Pie de la Cuesta Reflections

Now that I’ve been gone from Acapulco for nearly 2 months I’m starting to feel the aches for the place I called home for 3 years. I don’t envy the heat that my friends are dealing with down there right now but I do miss that city and those beaches, the coarse grained sand. It’s…

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