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The Truthteller

My mother has always called me “the truthteller of the family.”  Being known for your honesty seems like a compliment, but the nickname came about just as equally do to my habit of making brutally honest comments as it did from being helpfully forthcoming.   1,258 more words



After several months of traveling and my arrival on a new, exotic continent, I had forgotten what I intended to get out of this second leg of my round-the-world trip.   1,436 more words


Epilogue of the Trek

The sun haven’t came out yet when I woke up. It’s always like this these few days, always woke up even before the alarm is ringing. 727 more words

Afterthought Of Traveling

Guilt and Gratitude

I’m writing this entry on thanksgiving. It’s not celebrated in Argentina (as far as I know, Canada is the only country outside the US where they celebrate thanksgiving), but I thought it would be good to think about the things I’m grateful for anyway. 625 more words


Wander On

One month into my trip, I got an email from my friend that kind of threw me.  He had stumbled upon a children’s book entitled, … 1,395 more words


The Presence of Absence

The other night I was tossing and turning at 4:40 am, obsessing about what to say at my sister’s wedding. This might not seem that outlandish – wedding speeches are a big deal – but the odd thing was that I was doing this in a hostel, on my first night in Asia, with earplugs in to stop hearing the critter that was crawling between the walls next to me… I should also mention that the wedding isn’t until August. 1,251 more words


Remembering the Great War

Today is Remembrance Day. On this day 96 years ago, an armistice between the Allies and Germany was signed, bringing the Great War to an end – a war which claimed the lives of over 37 million people. 726 more words