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Welcome to my blog.  I cover a number of topics here, so depending on your needs and goals, some of the things I talk about may be more or less useful to you.  I try to keep everything neatly categorized, so if one topic area is particularly more useful to you, please click on the category link to see just those posts.

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My Travels

In the calm before the…

(Forewarning, I’ve been outside the US for long enough now, and have been hanging around enough Brits and Ozzies, that I’ve started to speak a weird combination dialect of US, English, and Ozzie slang. None of the English speakers quite know what to do with me now. I’ve held it back previously, but I’m letting it go this time. I’ll translate if I catch myself doing it) I’ve been hearing a great deal of this

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My Travels

The Land of Oz

So many artists I’ve never even heard of before… Well, I’m towards the end of my time in Oz, and I’m almost thankful for that in some ways. Australia is a really cool place, with some really cool, unique things to do. I’ve also met some really awesome people here that I’m sure I’ll be keeping in contact with years from now. Some of them live in London, so I’ll be hanging out with them

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My Travels

Sod’s Law

I really like this artist, she’s huge in England and Australia right now. Wow. Wow. Wow. This last month has been filled with more heartache, more confusion, more randomness, and more close calls than I can describe here. While I was in London, I was trying to figure out what to do next because I’m becoming surprisingly burnt out. Finally I decided to stay in English speaking countries to ease the burnout a bit (at

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Severe Memory Impairment

There’s only one song I hear more than this over here and it’s a Shakira song of all things Wow. I never thought I would ever actually be in a position to take a vacation from my vacation, but that’s part of what I just did. It was nice going to Germany to see my grandmother for a couple of weeks. However, language barriers (my grandmother doesn’t speak English, and my German has grown pretty

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My Travels

頑張って!!! (Ganbatte!!! meaning Best of Luck!, Go For It!, or Try Your Best!)

(This is a bit of a long, haphazard post. I started writing it and already had six pages of single spaced text the first time I took a break, and I’d only gotten through the first couple of days of my trip here. So, this is highly abbreviated but still long. But, I’m also going to be out of touch for a bit as I visit my German grandmother in the remote hills of Germany,

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Pura Vida

I heard some guy singing this in Costa Rica like his heart was breaking. If you had asked me when I wrote my last post what I was about to be doing, it certainly wouldn’t have been what happened. Welcome to San Jose, Costa Rica. I don’t what it is about Central America, but the capital cities of all the countries there are notorious for being gnarly, dangerous places. San Jose was no exception. I

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Pushing the Envelope

(More music for ya, been hearing this everyday for the last couple weeks) Slowed down just a bit… Not sketchy at all when you’re by yourself. (Underground in Mexico) This post is dedicated to the person who asked me to be careful right before I left. So whereas Mexico had lots of stuff to see, and not a whole lot to do, this last leg of my trip was quite the opposite, not a whole

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Alive and Well

(Got a little music for ya, hit play and read) It feels like I’ve been gone a really long time already and it’s barely been two weeks. I have so many stories that I already had to whittle this post down into something that can be read in one session =p Got to Mexico City in one piece and without issue, though I got a marriage proposal before I even got out of the airport

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Woohoo!

Finally… the news is out. I’m about to head out to travel the world and ultimately end up in London where I plan to live for awhile. Why am I doing any of this? Well, let me explain. And, let me give you a nudge in the process. All of this started in the fall of 2006, arguably the lowest point of my life so far due to circumstances that at that time, some of

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