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Why Travel?

This quote by Mark Twain has been on my mind a lot in the past few weeks. Lately it has felt that the news has been filled with negative stories; anger and resentment is everywhere, and most of it seems to be directed at the “others”. 771 more words

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Dear Claudia

I have decided to take a trial separation from my ego. This will be a first for us after 31 years together.

Let’s call her Claudia, which was my college alter ego’s name (the girl who came out after too many Smirnoff Ices). 1,150 more words

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Keep Portland Weird

When I left Portland three years ago I knew I wanted to come back one day.

Sometimes when you travel you leave a piece of you into one place. 653 more words



Most first-graders don’t spend much time learning about the Buddhas of Thailand or the markets of Bangkok.

But Ms. Jensen wasn’t most first-grade teachers.

I had the fortune of having her as my teacher 25 years ago at Schafer School in Lombard, Illinois. 342 more words

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The Art of Touch

I’ve been struggling to communicate one concept for the last month. However, with the leaked 2005 recording of Donald Trump that’s rocked the media and blowback of his “locker room talk” explanation, I feel it’s as apt a time as any to explore a topic relevant to all of us: our attitudes and habits towards human touch. 1,091 more words

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Why Are You Travelling - Focusing on Intent

It’s seems a funny question to ask, why are you travelling? It seems the answer is justified in the question, simply to travel. However, just to travel isn’t really a complete answer. 442 more words


Wanderlusty Wednesday: A Change of Plans

Remember how two weeks ago I said we’d decided to go to the Pacific Northwest for a road trip this year? 178 more words