As I am feeling rather nostalgic about Colombia tonight, I would love to tell you about my dearly beloved crispetas. Often a dinner, always a snack, and absolutely always on-hand, popcorn was a staple of my diet while living in Pasto. You may be interested to know that it is actually not just a bachelor […]

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On Thoughts Shaping Life

It’s no surprise to me to hear that my latest ideas on life are judged as crazy. They surely are not attuned to a normal life as most Americans know it, and therefore are crazy to about 350M people. Most probably, the ideas I have are also crazy to all the other people on the […]

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The Life of Jim: Part I

The beach life was quite nice, but too many days in paradise led young Jim along the inevitable path to boredom. After too many days of the same, “the special” turns into the new normal, and Jim didn’t have time for that. Even the lobster tail dinners for $12, including drinks, couldn’t keep this deal-seeking […]

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A Variety of Perspective

Dan’s Perspective Dan cracked open his eyes and was greeted to consciousness by a splitting headache. Groggily, he tries to remember how he made it back home the night before. What time is it? Finding his beat up phone with a cracked screen, he can barely see the 8:30 it is trying to communicate. Not again! If […]

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Archetypes of the Traveler

A stay in a hostel is an eye opening experience for anyone. Sharing a room with at least 10 people, bathroom facilities with 30 and being packed together like sardines is an interesting experience to say the least, but, meh, it’s also really cheap.  The first month of being a sardine proved to be an […]

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The Runaway

There once was a boy, a 4-year-old boy, who on one happy day in November, turned 5. On this birthday he received a Box Turtle. A Box Turtle, they say, can live to be 100. In the boy’s 5-year-old logic, he reasoned he had a friend until 105, at which point he’d have to find […]

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The Brilliant Bear

These furry friends may have figured out the best way to live. While they are some slouchy, strange looking mammals, they’ve figured out a lifestyle worthy of envy. During the late Spring, Summer and Fall, they gorge themselves on any available food source they can find: berries, apples, deer, garbage… human, anything with calories, or […]

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A Bachelor’s Diet

Nothing but cheese and crackers in the fridge and the pantry Menu items not containing the words: Burrito, Cheeseburger and Hot Wings, are not considered ANYTHING prepared by a skilled cook, or actually anyone who cooks ANYTHING Beer and coffee = mi gasolina Due to high levels of caffeine intake, hunger usually doesn’t present itself, […]

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