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Father’s Song

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Gregory Orr, 1947Yesterday, against admonishment,my daughter balanced on the couch back,fell and cut her mouth. Because I saw it happen I knewshe was not hurt, and yeta child’s blood so redit stops a father’s heart.My daughter cried her tears;I held some iceagainst her lip.That was the end of it.Round and round: bow and kiss.I try to teach her caution;she tries to teach me risk. 
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15 things I learned, my first 15 days in Prague!

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The past 15 days has been an absolute blur, with an abundance of social gatherings and getting acclimated to living and working abroad.I wanted to share some of my lessons learned while living here.1. Voda prosím (water please)- Beer is cheaper than water.2. Learn 4 words-   Ahoj -hello , Dobry Den -Good Afternoon,  Dekji -Thank you, Prosím - please.3. Prague is super affordable -The...
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The Tragedy Of Man

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​“The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born when we die - although it is the tragic fate of most individuals to die before they are born.” - Erich Fromm From birth, human beings are bombarded with the suggestion that following a traditional life path will facilitate a fulfilling adulthood. We’re...
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You should go back to work and not read a pontification on shoulds

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I’m convinced the word should should be banned from the English language. Following this blog post.Continue reading on Nomad Gonads »
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My Schedule Revolves Around Meals

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I’m not complaining, but the main way I plan my weekly schedule now is based on my meal plans. Even more than planning around events and tourist attractions, I have begun planning my days around meals. And I love it. What’s funny is that only one or two of my meals this week were authentic Czech food. But Prague is a great place to be hungry. There...
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Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments, and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
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Walter White is deep, yo

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“Change. Chemistry is the study of change. Elements combine and change into compounds. That’s all of life, right? Solution, dissolution…Continue reading on Nomad Gonads »
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Short Story Interlude

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The clouds did nothing to obscure the sharp stone peaks that reached up to pierce them as the twin clocks of the cathedral’s towers ticked slowly past yet another excruciating minute. The sky rumbled and creased, suddenly breaking open to let thick drops land all around me, turning the sidewalk dark, the landscape metamorphosing as a hundred umbrellas popped to attention to shield their masters....
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A Monkey, a Crocodile and a Llama Walk into a Bar…

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Lets get right to it:Bad MonkeyI went to the Bolivian JungleThe JungleTHE JUNGLETHE JUNGLETHE JUNGLEThe fiercest of all creaturesDid I mention I went to the Bolivian Jungle? And guess who I ran into right in the middle of the Bolivia Jungle. This die-hard Wisconsin fan:Our tour guide, the Bolivian Jungle Wisconsin fanWell actually he didn't know what the 'W' stood for and he couldn't even...
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Sunspring

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Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intensePermalink
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