Category Archives: Friendship

The Walk

Yesterday, due to a series of decisions I made myself, I ended up taking a very long walk back to my little room in the little house that is nestled among the hills of Oakland. It was a halfway accidental … Continue reading

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Living Winter

I realize that I am far from the first person to say this, but there is something so magical about walking in the falling snow.  No, there is nothing novel about this sentiment, and yet I still feel that it … Continue reading

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One Night in Carinthia

Rolling over to discover the trash can that you only half remember bringing to bed with you could be a sign that trying to keep up with zee Germans for Fasching (Carnival) was a poor idea.  But upon further reflection, … Continue reading

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The Return

I have often found that a good deed, when done in pursuit of a reward, rings hollow in the end no matter how well we may be compensated.  There is nothing wrong with accepting praise, fame or wealth for a … Continue reading

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Strangers on a Train

Across from me nods a blue beanie, eyes shut on the face below.  A day’s growth of stubble has been allowed to poke out, take a breath and feel the crisp air, catch the subtle winds of autumn while providing … Continue reading

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Baseball, Burgers and Bombs Bursting In Air

To this alliterative list could also be added: beer, barbeque and Beale Street-but I figured I’d keep things short and sweet.  Yesterday was the 4th of July here in Memphis, as it indeed was in the rest of the world.  … Continue reading

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Dining à la Garibaldi

Before 1990, if you had asked me who Giuseppe Garibaldi was, I probably would have guessed that he had something to do with Garibaldi’s Pizza, the best local pizza joint in Memphis, TN.  It was not until the sixth grade … Continue reading

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Where Is My Mind?

‘Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most…’  I have ample reason to quote Mark Twain (‘The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,’ is still one of my favourites, even if … Continue reading

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Ljubljana Bound: A Days-Long Journey Into Night

I have talked of my adventures in foreign lands and told of my impressions of their people.  I have documented the days and weeks and reflected here on the things that I have seen and experienced.  I have even described … Continue reading

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Transitions

As I rode a bus from Novi Sad in the north of Serbia to Niš in the south, I stared out the window and contemplated the future of my trip.  I had already experienced so much, and it had only … Continue reading

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