Author Archives: forward

Uniting the new and old

…a foreign place can provide the opportunity to reinvent oneself, to be freed from a constraining self-image and become more individualized and less controlled by convention. Not belonging allows a kind of creative jiggle-room between self and environment. The challenge … Continue reading

Posted in Exploration Tagged Guilt, reinvention, returning, Uncertainty

Taking stock….

Let me see…. It’s been over half a year since I’ve written here, I’ve moved halfway around the world, and I’m still unsure of things.  Time to say fuck it, then chuck it, and become someone else?  Wha…?

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Red, Green, and Gray

Southeast Asia.  It has a certain allure and I’m trying to figure out why.  I suppose it seems more foreign to me than other parts of Asia that I’ve traveled to in the past.  Japan, China, and Hong Kong….  These … Continue reading

Posted in Exploration Tagged asia, Southeast Asia, travel

What drives change?

I’ve been wondering what drives people to change or at least the want to change? For the last 12 years I have lived in this city of more than a couple of million people and yet I feel like I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Exploration Tagged driving, lost, numb

A quiet rumble….

I’ve been contemplating the future.  The past year has been one of a lot of thought but little action.  It’s been nearly a year since I posted to this blog, so that should give some idea of just how little … Continue reading

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An interesting site

I’ve come across an interesting site called Matador Network.  The design appealing, the subject matter interesting, and the content well written.  Best of all, it’s put together by a group interested in the exchange of ideas and information about the … Continue reading

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A Nomadic Life?

Would living life one way be considered a nomadic lifestyle?  I was just reading the Wikipedia entry on Nomads and wondered if my thoughts on movement through place are essentially a nomadic approach to living life.  Or, are they different?  … Continue reading

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Movement through Place

A few days ago in my post about the film The Man from Earth [Amazon Streaming, DVD], I wrote about the “can’t go home again” feeling everyone experiences at one time or another, and said this is really the simplest … Continue reading

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The places I’ve lived

The number of places I’ve lived – for any significant amount of time – is three, all in the United States. I’ve lived in two other places for shorter periods (less than a year each) and both of those were … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken

Lately I’ve been thinking about Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken.  My thoughts about living life one way has a sort of natural connection to the poem.  I’ve spent some time reading other people’s thoughts on what the poem says … Continue reading

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