A Return to Russia

And so the Motherland calls me back. It’s been 5 years since I traveled to Russia as a study abroad student. The temperature was -20°F on that brisk winter night I arrived in St. Petersburg. Not even the locals braved the city streets. And yet, as I stared out of the frost-encrusted windows, St. Petersburg stunned me with its colorful, European architecture and numerous, icy canals. It was inevitable. I would fall in love with the city, the country, and the people. And I did. … More A Return to Russia

The Yakutia Incident

In regards to the Yakutia Incident, much doubt has been placed on my official statements and testimony. The cynical among you have cited the slightest of contradictions in my accounts and even noted supposed tics in my body language as evidence of deceit. And so it follows that accusations have been made of criminal activity and cover-up. I have done my best to ignore these accusations since they are baseless and thus could not ever manifest into official charges. Yet, it has become clear to me in recent days that these conspiracy theories have generated undue curiosity in the incident, curiosity which could prove quite dangerous. As this was my chief concern when fabricating my statements, let me address the Yakutia Incident with utmost transparency. The truth, I hope, will deter further inquisition. … More The Yakutia Incident

My Time in Tbilisi

As Covid-19 slowly releases its grip on the world, travel is making a comeback. I for one have been waiting eagerly to put the pandemic behind me and venture back out into the world. So, having received my vaccine and saved a bit of money, I finally booked my first trip. This time I headed to Tbilisi in the beautiful country of Georgia. … More My Time in Tbilisi

New Fantasy Novel Teaser

While the Carian Empire wages a war to eradicate all magic, rumors surface about otherworldly beings who steal warriors of great power. Titus Blackburn couldn’t care less, however. Although a skilled warrior with magic runes tattooed on his body, Titus’s only concern is finding his parents, who abandoned him as a child. Yet, as Titus chases a new lead, he learns the great threats of his time are intimately linked with his parents’ disappearance. … More New Fantasy Novel Teaser