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Archive for August, 2009

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Living in apartments for the past several years has been an adjustment. I grew up with a backyard and being limited to my one bedroom apartment and small deck is quite a difference  from the sprawling lawns of suburbia. What makes city apartment life more doable are the spaces preserved so that all urban dwellers […]

Categories: cities, environment
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Times of economic uncertainty provide the fertile ground for change. When stability abounds we tend to ignore the potential for collapse and thrive in states of elated compliance. When the structures that we have come to rely on become undependable moments exist for restructuring and rebirth. It is from these growing pains that we will, […]

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The architecture of World Fairs have always been of particular interest to me and my favorite has always been Chicago in 1893 or the World’s Columbian Exposition. The ‘White City’ has an ethereal beauty to it unlike anything that I have stumbled across in my readings. The white stucco walls at the Court of Honor […]

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With a long weekend in full swing excitement abounds over having three days off. Why do we get the weekday closest to August 1st off? and what exactly, beyond being a holiday, does it mean? It is not that old of a holiday, to my surprise it was first introduced as a Bill in 1974. […]

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Microscopic Monotony

The daily grind, those activities that plague us with monotony, we have all felt it weighing us down as we are taxed by the sameness of it all. The routines we so easily fall into, that modern life often necessities we fall into. The world functions on ordered scripts and prefixed agendas. We slot ourselves […]

Coming Down the Chimney Tonight

As the tunes of wintry nights and romantic gift giving blare from every mall and radio station it is undeniable that the holiday season is here. Living in a country full of religious and ethnic diversity this season can mean many different things. But my version of this time of year is the mistletoe, fruit […]

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Smiling doctors, inoculated with infecting patients

With a soar arm and flu like symptoms I feel somewhat lucky for having survived my latest encounter with the field of medicine. With a trip to Egypt planned and my nagging rationalization that contracting an incurable blood disorder would somehow ruin the adventure I plunged deep into the world of a Travel Health Clinic. Offering […]

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