Archive for July, 2013

I Hate Being Racist

July 23, 2013
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Yes, even with all these other white people coming out of the woodwork to voice their opinions on the Zimmerman verdict, I feel compelled to write something. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate; what I have to say wasn’t really prompted by Trayvon Martin’s murder. Surprise, surprise: I actually encounter black people in my daily...
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Characters at the Santa Monica Hostel

July 8, 2013
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Characters at the Santa Monica Hostel

The lives you touch, touch others. Negative and positive. A laugh or a smile can spread across a city in a matter of hours, simply because you made the choice to spread happiness. By the same token, a foul mood is equally as contagious. Insanity… not so much. As a traveler, I meet a...
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The Catch-22 of Steady Work

July 5, 2013
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The Catch-22 of Steady Work

I’m in Santa Monica. Last night I had free BBQ burgers courtesy of Hosteling International and walked towards Venice as the fireworks started lighting up the darkness over the Pacific. I had been walking with a little more spring in my step, and feeling more charitable. Dare I say it… happy. Happy, but not...
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