Fully Engaged

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The pendulum has swung. From the radio to the television to the computer to all the handheld technology, the debate on how much we have become disengaged from each other rose so sharply that it descended just as quickly into the sharing economy.(hinted at in the prior post) The argument is nil, as this picture shows.   We never stopped being present, but more things are being presented to us simultaneously. No one can physically or willingly pay attention to all of it, because we each have distinct taste and only pay attention to what we are interested in. Regardless of the many cell phones sitting on the dining tables interrupting our ‘quality time’ and conversations, we now have more … Read More

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Sleeping With a Man I Didn’t Sleep With

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When I was young and adventurous (in the minimal responsibilities way, not the drug experimentation way) and backpacking Europe was cool, yes i did it. In that gap summer between high school and when I was supposed to go to college -when most people do it, I launched off the French group visit of 10 days in Paris and proceeded to do 30 more on my own. Backpacking may still be cool, i don’t know. I’m too far removed from carrying 30+lbs of my life on my back and calling it ‘fun’. Besides, over the last 10 years the latest way to go about it has been Couchsurfing. Bypass the cheap hostel with one toilet/shower per guest floor, and just … Read More

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Never Say Never

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This title will be the epitaph on my tombstone; it’s a consistent theme in my life. Even to the point where, I hear myself say out loud ‘no, that’s not me. I don’t like that. I don’t want that.’ and in my mind, the little voice is mocking ‘ooh ooh ooh, you wait.’ I’ve even gotten into the habit of immediately telling anyone I date, ‘nothing I say or do is concrete.’ Why do I bring this up? -because I’ve started drinking wine. Yes. Wine. That alcoholic elixir which I’ve verbally abused and diminished vehemently, as if there was no deliberation in the matter. Here’s the truth, and I don’t say this to sound boastful, but it is the truth. … Read More

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Summer Romance

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Brindisi, Italy. Farthest southern tip                                                               Port call, ship launch, introductions with Duke University southern gent Long ship ride, overnight; to Corfu, Greece                                                         4 people, 1 bottle of Jim Beam whiskey between                                                             … Read More

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Money : Time :: Want : Need

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Shh, it sure is loud here. Sit down, settle Where are you from? All over. Home is here right now. What do you do? Why is this always the question? It’s always been the question because it’s always been the reason The reason has been to finally get to the place where saying what we do, does exactly define who we are. We have worked our way to this place As before, it was merely a place setting. The filler. Filling time. The need. The need to eat, clothe, shelter. We have arrived to an abundance of wants, of too much, of choices. Each choice is now who we are. Who we are is what we do, what we pick … Read More

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