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Our first house-sitting assignment with strangers

Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony 14 May 2014

Trip: Europe, April to December 2014. House-sitting near Großenkneten in Lower Saxony or Niedersachsen, April to June 2014… 1,601 more words


I feel like a Pirate. 

A few weeks ago, almost three to be exact, I noticed my left eye was getting slightly blurry. I thought that it was just going to be a simple fix by switching out my contacts and that would be the end of it. 630 more words


In favor of taking a break

I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life at 18.  And at 23, I feel that little has changed.

While this is largely anecdotal, I can’t help but think that much of life involves funneling children from one institution to the next until they die.   440 more words


Another Kind of Homesickness

Leaving Thailand was rough. I was flying out on the group flight, but had plans to stay in South Korea for a few days with another study abroad student. 1,277 more words


New York Tartan Parade

April 11

Tartan Day in New York City.

I woke up feeling excited, looking forward to seeing what weird and wonderful Scottish things I could find out about in New York. 734 more words

New York


The other day I was reading my old tweets (vain, I know) and even though I remember sending most of them, it felt as if a different person had said those witty comments in under 140 characters (ok, most of them were me complaining about not getting enough sleep or being hungry, but let’s just pretend they are witty). 975 more words

The Beauty of the Quiet Places

To me, moving overseas was a brand new experience. Landing early that morning, everything was different. The weather was very cold, the buildings were different, and so too were the colorful autumn trees. 595 more words