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The Search for Silver Linings…

Of all the things I thought I’d write about one day, living through a global pandemic was not one of them. COVID-19, coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, ruiner-of-my-son’s-bday, tomato/tomahto – whatever you want to call it, it’s here. And it sucks. COVID-19 has certainly brought the world…

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The storm before the calm….

A few people said to me recently that when a trip starts off badly it means that the rest of it will be fabulous. I think those same people believe that rain on a wedding day means good luck as does getting shit on…

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Do What Scares You

We’re all afraid of something even if we’re too afraid to admit it, which by proxy means we are afraid. I can admit that my list of fears includes both the rational and the somewhat irrational. I’m scared of centipedes, flying, liars, driving in the snow,…

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A Hard Landing

As I sat in the airport for the world’s longest and most painful layover, beset with thunder, lightening and flash flood warnings threatening to make it even longer, I actually contemplated if this trip was a good idea. I’m usually in such a good…

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Pushing Forty with a Backpack

Don’t know about you, but months before a trip abroad, I feverishly scour travel books and websites for places to go, where to stay, what I’m going to see, and what I can do to scare myself. As excited as I get, I can’t…