Archive for October, 2012

Deciding to Leave the US

October 26, 2012
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Deciding to Leave the US

It’s all starting to come back to me now: working the 9-5, staying in one place, being content without travel. Such is the power of American culture. I can honestly say the first time I left the US after graduation, it wasn’t due to the draw of the outside world; I was simply unemployed...
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Running Progress

October 19, 2012
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Running Progress

I’ve been keeping my runs under 10 km for the last few months. The reason is two-fold: I’m back on the Vibram Fivefingers and not eager to repeat a stress fracture; I’ve been trying to keep a flexible schedule for work and life, and keeping my runs short (as opposed to a 20+ mile...
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I’m Coming Out… as a Non-Voter

October 17, 2012
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I’m Coming Out… as a Non-Voter

My relationship with the federal government has evolved over the thirty years of my time on Earth. From the day I was born until I was fifteen, my involvement was limited to hearing choice bits on the news (remember, no Internet yet) and sending letters to soldiers in Desert Storm. During my high school...
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Keeping Your Health on the Road

October 13, 2012
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Keeping Your Health on the Road

Once I saw that familiar orange and black packaging I knew a chilled Reese’s peanut butter cup was waiting for me behind the glass. Ignoring the lunch of issan sticky rice and sausage from Klok Kloi and the dinner of pepperoni pizza from Mars Bar in Bang Niang, I bought one for 45 Baht...
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If I Did It: Returning to Japan

October 12, 2012
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If I Did It: Returning to Japan

It’s not the same as it was before, when I had to return to Dallas with my head hung low, lacking any job prospects and feeling pretty miserable about myself and the direction my life was headed. Such was the state I was in when I decided to apply to schools in South Korea....
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