Riding my bicycle across Vietnam
ohh what a time it has been! I have not updated the blog since the end of summer. You could say to me, "sheesh"! Over the past few months, several mini-adventures have been had, in addition to maintaining the regular school schedule. From the end of summer, I dived into the rigors of the Hawken School. What was more of a challenge was adventuring during the school session. I started out the year with a job opportunity of sorts. The proprietors of shops and venues on the arts district "Waterloo" that is near to my house recieved grant opportunities. Cindy, the owner of Beachland Ballroom, decided to use her grant to purchase two pedi-cab like contraptions. I call them "rickshaws". I was approached about driving one of these rickshaws, and I agreed.
What a blast! I will be continuing as a rickshaw driver in the spring as well. Along the vein of work, I have recently started dishwashing / butchering / learning at Ohio City Provisions, one of Cleveland's first all local butcher shops. All of the meat comes from a farm in Wilmot, Ohio, a town that I had the privilege of biking through on my way back from Columbus. It is an excellent learning opportunity for me to increase my knife skills, and learn a bit about butchering from some of Cleveland's top chefs. My friend Matt and I labored on the "estate", as we call it (I.E. Grandma's house), woodsplitting, and driving the lawnmower. One of my New Year's resolutions is to be more dedicated to updating the blog. Let's see how it goes.