Blast from the past: Nine Years Ago Today

This is a special posting that I wanted to make about my month in Italy, which I have just returned from. I kept a detailed journal while I was there, trying to write nearly every day, recording my experiences and observations. I did not have much access to the internet, and so I could not…

On Purple Potato Tacos and Traveling Without a Hairbrush

I have a better appreciation of potatoes these days. These purple beauties became filling for my vegetarian tacos tonight. I almost felt badly eating the beautiful purple fractals. I spent the weekend in Steamboat Springs, catching up with an old friend who was bitten by the travel bug even before I was. The last time…

Drastic Measures

Since returning from the wild amazingness that is Southern Patagonia, I’ve been coasting a bit. I’ve re-fattened myself on the amazing food that is available to me here (mostly delicious, delicious cheese), taken a lot of nice showers, enjoyed wearing no baselayer whatsoever, and seen some great friends. Strangely, I feel guilty. Despite giving up…