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broken silence

SWITZERLAND | Saturday, 10 Nov 2007 | Views [813]

Im not reallsy sure how to explain my silence over the last month or two, when briefing after humanitarian briefing inundated my psyche with a tangled web wherein politics somehow pretends to have jurisdiction over saving lives, myths undermine peoples' ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Post Tenebras Lux

SWITZERLAND | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007 | Views [917] | Comments [2]

Geneva.  a city of reformation in a pluralistic country that implements with integrity the ideals it holds dear.  and you can feel it.  I generally try to keep two fingers on a city's cultural pulse when I go, but living here, and working with Earle, ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

the Wassenbergs et al

SWITZERLAND | Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | Views [824] | Comments [2]

Lying flat on the trampoline, time moves in slow motion. They soar into the air on top and all around me, each to their own rhythm, each with their own stunts. my body bubbles with them.  I laugh and I shriek, but I trust all along.  Theyve done this ... Read more >

Tags: Family

Bienvenue a Switzerland

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | Views [596]

I could write volumes.  Each day brings something entirely new, be it a new word, face, cultural encounter.  Everything is something--every step a discovery, every conversation an adventure, each class unpredictable.  and the views are breathtaking.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

hOLy cARniVaL

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 28 Aug 2007 | Views [462] | Comments [3]

The British know how to rage, dear lord Ive been to my fair share of festivals, but Ive never seen anything like this. The Notting Hill Carnival: London's perennial summer bonanza, Caribbean style. Translation: Kingston moves to ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

London Homespice

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 26 Aug 2007 | Views [440]

I just arrived in London yesterday afternoon and I have found family already; a family of fellowship.  Im staying at Kate D's house, a beautiful woman Ive never met.  She welcomes me into her home with open arms. we change, make dinner, and pack our ... Read more >

Tags: Family

All the world's a psychedelic stage

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, 25 Aug 2007 | Views [417]

Finally, finally I have found a place to write, a massive internet cafe in the heart of London Central Square.  My intellectual and cultural world is rocking out hard.  conversation abounds, sights dazzle, the world extends its gifts.  But I must start ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

The Great Experiment

NETHERLANDS | Saturday, 25 Aug 2007 | Views [424]

Amesterdam seems to  be this great experiment no one seems to acknowledge.  Its a culture of tolerance, and while at times, a flashing ambulance rests somewhat poetically on a historic bridge as classic boats coast underneath at sunset, its a place of ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

predeparture ruminations

USA | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [452] | Comments [1]

Sunday night. The bag rests zippered in the corner, the passport's locked n loaded; ive said my goodbyes. Tomorrow I leave. an american portrait reels through my mind's eye: the philly phanatic wires his lucky vibes to the mound. 10 year old boys swirl ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

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