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books: june was a double feature!

For the first time in a really, really, really long time I finished TWO books in one month. My younger self scoffs at this “accomplishment,” but in response I say, that’s enough of your shade, kiddo. 1,068 more words

2015 Goals

Chris McCandless Quote.

So many people live in unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative you change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism. 39 more words

Bricoleur

Lost and found

“I was born lost and
take no pleasure
in being found.”

John Steinbeck

That quote resonates with me. What did John Steinbeck feel?

He was a celebrity when he wrote this in “Travels with Charley”, a travelogue about him crossing America in a camper with his poodle Charley in the 60s.

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Alaska

Millennium - Luminary (Review)

This May and June, we’re taking a trip back in time to review the fifth season of The X-Files and the second season of Millennium… 5,242 more words

Millennium

Nature Girl . . .?

A survivalist, a hiker, a nature girl–I am none of the above, not even close. Sure, I love sunshine and the breeze in my hair . 708 more words

Literature

Asphalt Intrusion

I seem to have run out of things to say as of late. Ironic, considering words are my bread and butter. Literally. (Though nowadays, it’s whole wheat bread and nothing more than a schmear. 1,020 more words

Travel

Stalking the Romantic Potential of Journalism in 'Tracks' and 'Into the Wild'

Journalism and romanticism. A duo of unhappy bedfellows.

In the depiction of Chris McCandless and Robyn Davidson’s respective quests, Davidson and Krakauer provokes the reader to consider whether journalistic (and adamantly unromantic) writing is truly capable of portraying and delivering romantic version of a subject’s travel experience. 584 more words

Book Reviews