Eiffel Tower

Good fun after playing some basketball.

Major Speech (My Temple University Commencement Speech)

Today I graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia.

I was honored enough to be named student commencement speaker. Speaking in front of 8,000 people in the Liacouras Center constituted as a major speech, in my young mind, so it was something else to cross off the list.

Read text of the speech here.

See other speaking I’ve done here.

Grand Canyon

It was a hell of an adventure.

Truly, the Grand Canyon is one destination every American has to make, if not every soul on this Earth.

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Great Wall of China (Hiking the world’s most iconic fence)

Great Wall of China

Mount Fuji (a sunrise mountain climb in Japan)

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Africa (My summer abroad in Ghana, West Africa)

Posing alongside children after playing soccer with them in Nkwantanan.

I spent this summer in the West African country of Ghana, living in East Legon, a hamlet outside the capital city of Accra. (Read up on the fairly stable democracy here.)

I lived in a hostel on the campus of the University of Ghana, where I was studying politics and the West African aesthetic.

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Go skydiving: May 15, 2004, I went skydiving with a family friend in Andover, N.J. Proof to come.