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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
        Sometimes, you have to escape your life.  The year I turned twelve, I was desperate to discover a bigger, better world.  Other people, the elite, the rich, people who worked in big offices, got to fly around the world on airplanes, why couldn’t I...
dale-estey's picture
Kafka commented about Prague that: "The little mother has claws." He was no fan of the city and spent years of his life desiring to get away. Which he finally did, but only for the last year he lived. That can probably be classed as not a successful conclusion to a quest. However, Kafka knew Prague...
jeff-seely's picture
There's a certain picture that captivates me every time I look at it. It's what you might call a professional landscape shot - a photo of a rocky cliff with an arid desert plain stretching far into the distance behind it. Jagged fawn brown rocks litter the ground, matching the rough cliff side and...
leslie-carol-roberts's picture
I read a little bit about Antarctica each day. It's a lovely discipline and meditation and I recommend this habit to all. Today, a grey and rainy day in San Francisco, I pulled down a copy of The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry Garrard. Many who think about such things call it the...