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Travel Theme: Relaxing

So this is a very very old picture, but it immediately came to mind.  I know it’s small and bad quality, but give me a break, it was taken as a quick reaction on my first camera phone, back in… Continue Reading →

Travel Theme: Play

  The city I grew up in, Grand Rapids, has got a zombie walk that happens yearly around Halloween.  Or, at least it happened yearly when I lived there.  Several years away and I’m not sure if it still happens…. Continue Reading →

Returning.

  There are those times when the harsh realities sink in and you have to go back.   Dawn in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Humans, the Lonely Gods: An Essay on Our Artificial Oversoul

I slide my phone shut as the track finishes downloading and look around.  Airports.  At times, perhaps even more than cities, they are the symbols of the material center of the modern world.  Here is perhaps the greatest display of… Continue Reading →

Visa Run, Chicago

American TESOL Institute Series Pre-Thailand Chores; Informations and Vaccinations Visa Run, Chicago Back to Bangkok – the American TESOL Institute (ATI) American TESOL Institute Review – Pre-Course Experience American TESOL Institute Review – In-Course Experience American TESOL Institute Review –… Continue Reading →

Pre-Thailand Chores; Informations and Vaccinations

American TESOL Institute Series Pre-Thailand Chores; Informations and Vaccinations Visa Run, Chicago Back to Bangkok – the American TESOL Institute (ATI) American TESOL Institute Review – Pre-Course Experience American TESOL Institute Review – In-Course Experience American TESOL Institute Review –… Continue Reading →

But Home In Nowhere

“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.” – Simone Weil And so the decision came to leave Grand Rapids as there was soon going to be little concept of home… Continue Reading →

Grand Rapids Coney Dogs – A Complete Guide

Most every city seems to have its own token snack food. In my home city of Grand Rapids, that tends to be chili dogs. There are enough Coney dog places around the city to rival even Detroit, with it’s distinguished… Continue Reading →

Downtown Grand Rapids

Although the city’s population declined almost 5% since 2000, downtown Grand Rapids, unlike almost any other part of Michigan, is a growing place. Within the last 15 years, nearly all of the downtown area has undergone extensive renovation and expansion,… Continue Reading →

The Road Home: Grand Rapids, Michigan

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang As many times as I have complained about various aspects of Grand Rapids in the… Continue Reading →

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