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Nature Strips

One of the truly underrated services the local council provides in suburbia is the nature strip. That grassy green patch between the footpath and the road. 158 more words

Holding or Held by the Leash

Always the fight for inertia.
And when the pressure adds up
And I start to give
You’ll pick me up out of my gutter
I know I can count on you… 79 more words


Modern Residences for Sale: Denver Reinvented Itself and I Wasn't Invited (Part II)

Part II

Backtracking a bit, when I planned my Denver move in 2008 I pictured myself in a cute duplex, the kind I remembered seeing in my past life here. 1,771 more words


Huaricanga Then and Now: Who Owns the Past?

During the final week of my recent fieldwork in Peru I visited Huaricanga to look up old friends in the community. It was the first time I had been back to the site in three years. 411 more words


Why Everything Reminds me of the Hunger Games

When I finished my doctoral dissertation about the Latin American Novel of the Dictatorship in 2007 I was hoping to eventually find another literary work that was a social criticism, but on a much more global scale. 496 more words

My Mount Everest

I have this never ending mountain I have to climb. Seriously, as soon as I feel like I have reached the summit I realize I have to start all over. 342 more words

Life In Idaho Falls

I wish you were here

What measure would you use to determine which country is best to settle in? I don’t mean backpacking or traveling as a form of escapism, I mean sinking roots. 887 more words