That Time I Unmasked a Cult Leader Who’d Remained Faceless for 30 Years πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Cutout of eyes from a drawing of Zaren Kerby

It was 2005, and cult leader Karen Zerby was in hiding, as she had been for decades. Zerby was the head of the Family International, a Christan cult that was paranoid in general, but leaders took secrecy to another level. No one knew where Zerby lived, and her entourage took great effort to keep it… Continue reading That Time I Unmasked a Cult Leader Who’d Remained Faceless for 30 Years πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Learning Serbian: The Definitive Chart of Serbian Cases πŸ‡·πŸ‡Έ

Stylized Serbian flag

Serbian is a hard language for native English speakers. Reading and writing Serbian is super easy (since its spelling is fully phonetic, and it can be written in Latin script in addition to Cyrillic), but like other Slavic languages, the grammar is no joke. The US Department of State has been teaching languages to US… Continue reading Learning Serbian: The Definitive Chart of Serbian Cases πŸ‡·πŸ‡Έ

Energy Drink Cage Match Drinkpocalypse 2020 πŸ”‹

Collection of energy drinks

The first time I visited my local grocery store in Belgrade, I was captivated by all the cheap energy drinks that I’d never heard of. I’m a regular sugar free Red Bull drinker, but I’d be happy to find an alternative. In addition to Red Bull not necessarily giving you wings (according to a certain… Continue reading Energy Drink Cage Match Drinkpocalypse 2020 πŸ”‹

10 Fleek Tips for Your E-Scooter Glow Up πŸ›΄

Overweight man riding e-scooter with flames shooting out the back

When I moved to Washington DC a year and a half ago, I quickly came to love the e-scooters you find all over the sidewalks. Turns out some cities (e.g. Austin) are even more fun for scooter joyrides, because they don’t artificially limit the speed. But DC is cool enough. As a now-veteran e-scooterer, I… Continue reading 10 Fleek Tips for Your E-Scooter Glow Up πŸ›΄