Archive for May, 2013

What Do I Do?

May 29, 2013
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“So, what do you do?” It’s a cross-cultural question. If I were still in South Korea, I’d attribute it to wanting to know the proper language to continue the conversation, however impersonal it may be from my perspective. If I’m on the road in some random country, it could just as easily be construed...
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Living At Home: Cultural Perceptions

May 7, 2013
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Living At Home: Cultural Perceptions

I feel ashamed. Like a failure. Broke, though I have some money in the bank. Inept, though I’m qualified to do many jobs. Lazy, though my routine isn’t really too different than that when I’m living in my own apartment. Unattractive to women, a source of mockery. Shorter, smaller. Sheltered. Mollycoddled. It’s only been...
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The End of Craigslist

May 6, 2013
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The End of Craigslist

I could very well call this entry “the end of the websites I use”, as it’s hardly limited to Craigslist. But the San Francisco-born online classified ad site is a perfect example of the entropy of the Internet. Back in the day, shall we say 2005 or 2006, I loved Craigslist. I found cheap...
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Why I’m Lucky

May 5, 2013
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Why I’m Lucky

We should all be so aware if just how miraculous life is, of just how special we are to be who we are, where we are, when we are. Some of our fortunes are of our own making, but many are just the lives we were born into. Some would give anything to be...
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Travel Wish List for 2013

May 2, 2013
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Travel Wish List for 2013

I suppose it’s a little late to be writing this in May, but as the weather in Texas is cold and rainy, you’re stuck listening to whatever bit of travel advice I can dish out. Mwah ha ha ha… ha. Tomorrow I should have a better sense of how I’m going to spend the...
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