After a night of too much drinking, you might have a hangover. By the time that hangover feeling subsides and you manage to hydrate, then comes the hunger. I have that feeling right now. I drank too much rum last night. I did not have a good night of rest. I got up twice to … Read More “And then came the hunger” »
Let me tell you something people in your life will not say to you: you do not need to go to college, not right now and maybe not ever.
People that participate in dog sports whether dog showing, obedience, tracking, or field trialing are the original van lifers. They maximize their space to allow lots of dogs to fit in a standard passenger van and still have space to sleep. In this post, we review some items to include for a simple van conversion.
When the lands known today at the United States were being settled (and the peoples who formerly lived in this places eradicated), sexuality was in a state of flux. While pilgrims and puritan settlements enforced strict measures regarding sexuality, i.e. sex was for reproduction only, Thomas Morton cavorted with the natives and encouraged relationships between … Read More “A Man of Good Times: Thomas Morton and the Colony at Merrymount (Massachusetts)” »
When the book Into the Wild was first published in 1996, I read it with fascination. It was a true story, about a young man who ventured into the Alaskan wilderness to live a solitary life similar to the one portrayed in Jack London’s Call of the Wild (1902). Of course, literature is not reality. One episode that stuck with me was when Chris thought he was going to die and frantically burned his money, wanting nothing to do with it. It was contrary to everything we are raised to believe and so inspirational.
The hashtag #financetips or #financialtips is rarely helpful if you are seeking real life financial advice. More often than not, these hashtags lead you down a rabbit hole of shame and degradation.
I was in graduate school in an activist-scholar program. An advisor in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program asked if I wanted to join her to travel to a conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The plan included a side trip to Fort Benning, Georgia for an annual demonstration outside the School of the Americas. Another … Read More “Lessons Learned From An Advisor” »
This is the origin of hangover throat. Eventually, I will add a photograph of my creation. It still sits in my office, reminding me of good times that were had by all. It was winter and the roads were snowy. On a bitter cold Saturday, I joined my family for a paint night at a … Read More “The Story of Hangover Throat” »