• The Wasteland

    Several years ago I was working on a farm in the southeastern corner of Sicily. I didn’t have much prior experience with farmwork, but I relished getting back out to nature and doing some hard manual labor. Sicily in September […]

     
  • All the Beautiful Beaches (Look the Same…)

    For the past few weeks I have been traveling up the east coast of Australia by road. I’ve seen a large chunk of the country’s vast coastline between Melbourne and Townsville (Queensland), thousands of kilometers of gorgeous beach meeting magical […]

     
  • Perpetual Well-Digger vs. Renaissance Man

    I have come to accept that I have a wandering nature and lust for new experiences. Over the past few years, I have lived and traveled in many different countries, worked a few different jobs, and studied half a dozen […]

     
  • Learning at the Experiential Level

    This subject could easily be written about for many pages, but I’ll just provide a few quick thoughts here. I recently completed a 10-day Vipassana meditation course, which I will provide more detail on in another post. Part of the […]

     
  • Dealing with Getting Ripped Off

    Re-reading my journals from my travels in Central Asia, I came across a pertinent analysis I’d made (and subsequently forgotten) of the different ways of dealing with getting ripped off while traveling. Getting scammed on the road is something that […]

     
  • Chamberlain, Gettysburg, and Boldness

    I love movies, and like most people, certain scenes from certain films make a powerful impression on me from time to time. I often catch myself replaying these scenes in my mind throughout the course of a day. While this […]

     
 

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