Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ground yourself: Landing back in Los Angeles

Superman decelerates, landing gracefully on his feet with one arm up in the air, sometimes wit Lois Lane in tow. Spiderman crouches on the side of a building, webbing the whole city together with his super threads, and no one … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Silence – 10 days at Vipassana

Have you ever thought of taking a plane ride around the world? From horizon to horizon, landing just where you started? The first solo, nonstop, round-the-world flight was made by Steve Fosset, beginning on Monday, February 28th, 2005 and ending … Continue reading

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Did you know a Kangaroo Could Total a Car???

Strange but true I know! Kangaroos are very dangerous pests in Australia. They look like white bunnies that have had blood dumped all over them “Carrie” style, grown 7 feet tall, and can punch a hole in your car or … Continue reading

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The Transposition of Things – my first six weeks in Sydney

G’day as they say here in Sydney It’s been awhile since my last update, mostly because I’ve been settling in, job searching, apartment hunting, and generally sleuthing out the best life possible for the next few months. After unpacking for … Continue reading

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The many uses for flowers: Bali and Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

There is a point, after you’ve been traveling for a while, when your flip flops are worn through, and you’re bag is full to the top and spilling over into other bags, and you’ve gone from carrying everything from home … Continue reading

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High on Chiang Mai and Pai in the Sky

Chiang Mai is smart. Chiang Mai sparkles. Chiang Mai is sharp. Chiang Mai knows what’s up. Chiang Mai is a University town. Even the breeze knows it, rustling in the leaves like a thousand pages turning at once. Everything seems … Continue reading

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What I did during my 5 days in Laos…

Sa Bai Dee mes amis,  Laos is a mush of colors. Greens, blues and browns fade into one another in the foreground, and as your eyes wander up from the river, the background blues fade away into clouds and light … Continue reading

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Vietnam, I’m Diggin’ On Your Energy

Riding from the Cambodian countryside into Saigon, Vietnam is like passing through the Lincoln tunnel from Jersey to NYC: loud and bustling. Motorbikes pour around one another like water over rocks. Everywhere there are odd passengers like bales of herbs, … Continue reading

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“It’s complicated” with Cambodia

Since I tend to define everything in terms of Facebook, this is my relationship status with Cambodia. I would have classified Thailand as “In an open relationship,” since we would flirt with one island for a few days, then we … Continue reading

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Sizzle and Spice

Sawadika! The Thai islands are a frying pan. People are dripped on rocks, across swings and hammocks, over one another, like pancake batter. Everyone is sticky with heat and bubbling with persperation. Cicadas sizzle in the trees. Some Farang (foreigners) … Continue reading

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