Things I didn’t do in Thailand →
Whether because I forgot, I didn’t make the time, I didn’t want to or I just didn’t care, these are the things I didn’t do in my 30 days in Thailand: In no particular order… See the…
30 days for travel →
I’ve been in Thailand for just about 30 days. As my 30-day tourist visa nears expiration, all I can think is 30 just isn’t enough. Six months ago and I’d have thought 30 would be good enough, and…
Study: Strong Catholic support for gay rights -... →
U.S. Group, J Street, Stirs Debate on Being... →
Why so much hate for J Street? They’re the good guys.
Tour of my Beach Hut in Gokarna, India →
Raw, unedited footage here. Enjoy! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oom14iTpJOY A little more background, if you’re interested: I spent nearly 2 full weeks in…
Fiction is my world →
A quotation from the latest Murakami book I finished reading: (sorry for the gigantic block of text) Anyway, it seems to me that the way most people go on living (I suppose there are a few …
Keffiyeh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
OMG I love that the Wikipedia article for “keffiyeh” has a section about how hipsters use them. Exxxcellent.
A lot can be said with a little — the mundane and the extraordinary.– Teaching to the Text Message - NYTimes.com [agree!]
Look, we’re pushy Americans. We sometimes treat life, and budget negotiations, as a contest in which the weakest (such as children) are to be gleefully pushed aside when the music stops. But I wish we might learn a bit from the Japanese who right now are selflessly subsuming their own interests for the common good. We should sympathize with Japanese, yes, but we can also learn from them. I...
Preparing for the future →
Life plan options, a list from 2008 The future has been on my mind a lot. Money’s running down, I’m near the end of the places I’ve planned for in my itinerary and I’m beginning to…
Hipster Trap In NYC →
I’d definitely fall for this one. But don’t worry, I’m pretty damn skinny.
Malta Beach Holiday…on the cheap →
I’ve spent a decent amount of time on beaches while traveling the world. (In fact, I’m on a beach right now) But I’ve mostly avoided ones on expensive beaches, opting for cheaper & more budget…
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal →
If you read any guidebook in India, you’ll read that visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise is a must-see. The grounds will be much quieter than in the afternoon (certainly less so than at…
I would be kind of relieved if, every once in a while, after you put rice...– Haruki Murakami, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Because I feel guilty →
You may not have been able to guess this about me (or maybe you did) but I’m a bit of a news junkie. I have a bit of an addiction where I need to know what’s happening and where. One of the top…
Given the choice, young bright college students said they’d rather get a boost...– Sex, Pizza or Self-Esteem? - NYTimes.com
Daylight saving time around the world →
The millennial generation is a generation that is just more interested in making...– Recession Turns College Graduates to Public Service Jobs - NYTimes.com
Travel Photo Roulette 11: “Friday Night” WINNER →
This round of Travel Photo Roulette brought out the fun in a lot of the entries…which is exactly what I was hoping for! Sometimes it’s nice to let loose. There were a lot of entries and choosing one…
Ideas from last night...
I need the following: - skinnier jeans - shorter shorts - more v-neck tshirts - sexier arms
First impressions of Bangkok →
OH MY GOD THE FOOD IS SO GOOD!