Published by admin on September 2, 2017

The Magic of the Open Road

  I slept in my car on the top of a hill on the outskirts of Albuquerque last night. In my head, I was somewhat worried. The guy I met (and partied with) at Marble Brewery was cautioning me against it. Where does this fear come from? It’s like the phantom “boogie man” of my…

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Published by admin on April 14, 2017

California

  For most of my adult life I felt like, eventually, I would end up living in California. At least for a while. Well, here I am. And what a circuitous path it has taken to get here! Short recap: Lived in Atlanta for 10 years. Felt blah. Realized I wasn’t growing. Called my bro…

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Published by admin on October 27, 2016

Stowaways!

Eighteen–and counting. That’s how many¬†countries I’ve visited so far. But is it¬†true? Sure, I’ve traveled through that many countries, but have my feet touched the ground there? No. To really experience a country, my feet have to touch the Earth there in some form or fashion. Which got me thinking: My shoes are the real…

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Published by admin on September 28, 2016

Finding Love in Greece

  Location: Greece Mode of transport: Bus Euros on hand: 150 Status of debit card: Defunct   I’m always in a rush to leave a major city in a foreign country. I’d go so far as to say I despise cities. Everyone is always looking to cheat me. Taxi drivers are evil. The city is…

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Published by admin on September 18, 2016

Life at Sea

I am ready to see land. Strike that. I’ve seen land.  What I mean is that I’m ready to feel land under my feet. I skipped class this morning. We’re all required to go to Global Studies, which is a course that the entire shipboard community attends together. I didn’t consciously skip class; I just didn’t…

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