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Summer 2017: By the Numbers

Here’s the 2017 Summer trip by the numbers: 54 days, thirteen cities, thirteen airports, two ferries, three islands, one new mountain range, five new countries, two train rides, and two times across the Atlantic. 16,765 miles (26,980 km) flown. 791 … Continue reading

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Aspirational Post (written at 36k feet)

I’m flying over Billings, Montana in a 767-300. It’s been 54 days since I left the ground in Utah back in June, and I of course have mixed feelings about returning home. I’m anxious to get to work – teaching … Continue reading

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A Poem in Paris

I thought I’d write one sentence while I’m here because it is a special place and because i am wondering if perhaps a bit of magic something in the air might find its way in whether by accretion from the … Continue reading

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Military Road, Northern Georgia (Caucuses Mountains)

Any country in which I can afford without too much difficulty to rest my weary travelers’ bones at the finest hotel in that country is one that I’m predisposed to like. The same predisposition applies to any country featuring mountains … Continue reading

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A Brief Political History of Georgia (the Republic of)

Georgia is a land between political cultures. I’m not really sure if it’s a part of Asia or Europe, and I suppose the arbitrariness of such distinctions shows itself in the answer of the hour. If you ask Russia, its … Continue reading

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