Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pictures and Narcissism

During my white middle-class young-adult rite of passage backpacking through Europe, I had the fortune of passing through Bucharest, Romania, where I spent a night on the floor of a complete stranger’s apartment. He wasn’t the first complete stranger I … Continue reading

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The Dumbest Route I Ever Drove

For most Californians, there exist Southern California, Northern California, and a stretch of boring-ass freeway that connects them.  As a NorCal expat living in SoCal, I drove this stretch of I-5 on a regular basis, so much so that I … Continue reading

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An Anecdote of Infrastructural Absurdities

Few moments are more frustrating than when seemingly simple tasks are made unbelievably difficult.  In this particular situation, I had to walk roughly 400 feet.  Across a freeway. Allow me to start at the beginning.  Like most responsible car owners, … Continue reading

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A Brief Anecdote of Mortality

I suppose I could begin with the movie I had due back at the video store tonight: Ogniem i Mieczem (trans. With Fire and Sword).  It would best be described as a sort of Polish Three Musketeers – a 17th century swashbuckling battlefield … Continue reading

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