Monthly Archives: December 2012

When the Clock Struck Twelve: Hong Kong, 2001

I have to admit: like many (including the writer of this Atlantic article), I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve. The celebrations always feel contrived, the parties overwrought. Not to mention that in a globalized world, there’s a … Continue reading

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Resolutions of the Written Word: Lessons in Sustainability

“The mind of the man who dreams is fully satisfied by what happens to him. The agonizing question of possibility is no longer pertinent. Kill, fly faster, love to your heart’s content. And if you should die, are you not … Continue reading

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Good Advice For the End of the World (as We Know It)

So about that ‘Mayan’ apocalypse. Oops. Yet another End of the World prediction that failed to materialize. This article over on The Spirituality and Health blog may help alleviate any stress you had about predictions of doom and gloom, as … Continue reading

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A Festivus For the Rest of Us

I always find the holidays a difficult triangulation between the desire to give in the ‘holiday spirit,’ the fear of contributing to environmental destruction, and the glittering temptation of mass produced holiday consumptionism. And I’m not alone:¬†According to,¬†waste per … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Common Wanderer:
I am so grateful to be able to walk outside and find beauty, every day. My life may not be as full of world travel as it once was, but I get to have…

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