Seven Weeks on an American Road Trip πŸš—

Between March and May of this year, I spent seven weeks on one of the most American things I can think of: a road trip across the USA. The last time I’d done something like this I was nine years old. Back then, my sisters and I liked to pass the endless hours in the… Continue reading Seven Weeks on an American Road Trip πŸš—

Every Book Ever Written About the Children of God Cult πŸ“š

Children of God book covers

Following is a list of every book about the Children of God cult, also known as the Family. Since I was raised in this cult, I've been compiling this list for years now. Here they all are, for anyone who's interested to find their next great read or wants to dig into the whole lot.… Continue reading Every Book Ever Written About the Children of God Cult πŸ“š

Karen Zerby Leak: Unmasking a Cult Leader Who’d Remained Faceless for Nearly 30 Years πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Zaren Kerby drawing: eyes

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 (also known as the Children of God), a Christan cult that was paranoid in general, but leaders took secrecy to another level. No one knew where Zerby lived, and her… Continue reading Karen Zerby Leak: Unmasking a Cult Leader Who’d Remained Faceless for Nearly 30 Years πŸ•΅πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Heavy Metal Belgrade 🀘🏻

Mortal Kombat band, Serbia

I met Max at Serbian language school, and we'd agreed on a Friday to meet up the next day, which would be our first time hanging out for more than a 30 minute lunch between classes. It turned out great. We started at Republic Square, found a cafΓ© off of Knez Mihailova for a relaxing… Continue reading Heavy Metal Belgrade 🀘🏻

Energy Drink Cage Match Drinkpocalypse πŸ”‹

Energy drink collection

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 class… Continue reading Energy Drink Cage Match Drinkpocalypse πŸ”‹