All posts filed under: Learning

The start of the search

My daily writing has involved a lot of reminiscing about moments from my past that stand out for me.  This one felt still meaningful enough to share. Also: 100th post!  <golf clap> “Dad, what is God?” I had picked my son up from his mom’s […]

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Auditions

In trying to bash out a story per day, I find I’m mining my memories and setting them into bite-sized stories.  This one stood out to me as it was actually a huge transition point in my life where I met some of the best […]

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Backwards and forwards

Backwards and forwards

For most of 2013 I was unemployed and homeless, and it was everything I imagined it could be. Okay, putting it that way is probably in poor taste: I was out of work on purpose, and traveling with no fixed address was no hardship, it was living out my dreams.  […]

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Unreasonable Optimism

Warning: this post is full of rainbows, ponies, sunshine and kumbayah.  Proceed at your own risk. I’ve talked to a few friends lately that are kind of beaten down. Defeated.  Whether it is from dating rejections, failed job interviews, or personal goals that just haven’t […]

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Imposter

A friend is doing a talk about “Imposter Syndrome“, which is a fancy term for the feeling that you are totally out of your league in your job, making stuff up and it’s only a matter of time before some official person discovers you and […]

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Amster-done. Now: what’s next?

Wow, my planned time on this trip is getting short. I have plans through August, but September will see me at the end. What’s next? First: a few parting thoughts on Amsterdam: The city is fabulous.  Easily one of my favorite European cities.  Take time […]

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Health Care in London.

Ah, London. (This clip is required viewing anytime London is mentioned anywhere) I have come here far earlier than planned due to the unfortunate state of my right foot.  My plan is to discuss options with someone in the medical profession through a purely English dialect, instead of […]

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A day in ruins

The plan: visit the Mayan ruins of Coba. The method: roughin’ it. Meaning, don’t do a tour or anything like that, just go. First off: the pronunciation is “co-BA”, accent on the end, which helps you keep things straight when you talk about Cuba and […]

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Fiesta on a Tuesday?

“Gracias por la invitacion, pero me muy cansado”  (translation: thanks for the invite, but I’m very tired.)  This is how I feel every afternoon, probably from a combination of trying to force foreign verbs through my blood-brain barrier, and the humidity of the day that […]

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Throwing in the towel

Throwing in the towel

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. – Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Despite packing everything I thought I might need for 6 months into the pack that makes me look like an oversize […]

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