My name is Jess. Having interests in anthropology, philosophy, language, history, environmental studies, and academic studies of religion, I work in outdoor and adventure education. The various areas of life interconnect and create fascinating ambiguities. I explore topics from conversations, be they face to face, reading a book, or listening to podcasts and radio. To that end, I started blogging both ideas and updates while studying abroad in Egypt in 2012. My goal is to induce the reader to learn something and begin conversations of your own.