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Cult Classics for Petites

We all have those favorite books, the ones that we keep on our shelves long after we finish the last page.  Those books that we hold dear, books that cause us to ponder something greater than ourselves.   695 more words

Reading & Books

The moderate novelist

Note: I’m taking a few days off, so I’ll be republishing some of my favorite posts from earlier in this blog’s run. This post originally appeared, in a somewhat different form, on November 6, 2012. 762 more words


One love, Tonsai

I’m leaving Tonsai tomorrow. If I had the time, I’d stay here for weeks, but tomorrow I must leave. If I don’t, I’ll get stuck in this place. 123 more words

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Dark and light

Luckily we had one recovery day, which we both needed. I prepared the materials and process slides while my colleague recovered first her health and energy and then her suitcase. 474 more words

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The Goldfinch

It’s refreshing to read a book narrated by a not-in-any-way-heroic person. Potter is real. He has faults and he makes mistakes. I didn’t know what I was stepping into when I picked up Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, but I’m glad I took the recommendation. 100 more words


How to avoid these 31 EPIC travel mistakes!

When it comes to travel, we all make our fair share of mistakes. I’m pretty sure I’ve made every mistake on this list just about, but I’ve also learned from them and that makes me a better traveller! 2,912 more words

Travel Tips

My Travel Hacks

So particularly after my three months in Europe, I’ve had a lot of friends ask for advice on travel. This varies from the most detail-oriented, practical things (“Which sites do you use to book x?”) to the more esoteric (“How do you handle being a woman traveling alone?”). 2,370 more words

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