Month: August 2011

So long Facebook

I read a really interesting article yesterday that sort of shook me to my core. Read it here I have also decided to quit Facebook. I can hardly say this was a long time coming. I did love Facebook for a long time. It started as a great platform to network with friends in college.

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A day with the Fishtowners

In the latest issue of National Geographic Traveler, a great article called “A Day With the Pygmies” tells the story of the author, Boyd Matson’s time spent in the Congo River Basin in the Central African Republic. Bushwhacking and plowing his way through dense forest, him and his fellow hunter-gatherers came across a local swimming

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Getting it done

I just booked my trip to Vermont to see my sister and have somehow finagled my way up to the Northeast U.S. for $35! It just goes to show that with a little research and resourcefulness, you can get next to anywhere for very cheap.  I will be departing Philadelphia early morning on September 1st

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Backwards Bathhouse

Below is a short essay I wrote back in March about Southhampton Spa, a Russian and Turkish Bathhouse, which I revisited tonight. I must say, I have decidedly un-fucked up the situation this time around and had an awesome time. Re-reading this makes me feel a little ashamed, but this piece is too good to

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This is how resourceful I am

A quick follow-up to my last post about being resourceful- that is finding the means you need to get to what you want and where you want to be. Since my digital camera, like I’ve already lamented, is still sans a working battery, I was “forced” to take some pictures on a cheap disposable. Though

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How resourceful are you?

Ever been in a pickle because one of your favorite add-ons or accessories broken or lost? Just last week, while at Kilgore Falls, I had unfortunate luck. My Kodak Easy Share decided to crap out on me. Just as I walked into nature’s playground – a waterfall you could swim in – my camera decides

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