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September 2011

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Letter from Tokyo: Totally Taken With Tokyo


Dear Friends, After my first twenty-four hours in the largest metropolitan city in the world (, and by far the most expensive city I’ve had the pleasure to meet, I thought it to time to pick my jaw up off…

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Letter About CDG Experience

France, Travel

Hi Friends, My departure from Paris ended on as good and hectic a note as it started. There’s something about the process of flying these days that brings about a certain madness/panic/adrenaline rush. It’s the combination of uncertainty, making it…

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Letter from Madrid: … like Christopher Columbus

Europe, Travel

Christopher Columbus—Italian or Spanish? Founder of the New World or fraud? I’m sure if I wikipediaed Chris C, I could find a wealth of information about the first question, and the fact is that I care little about the second….

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A Quick Note from Epinay-sur-Orge


Dear Friends, This is just a quick note accompanied by zero pictures, because I have to tell you what happened today. Ever since my time ran out at the lovely apartment in the 19th arrondisement, I’ve been traveling (Amsterdam and…

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Letter to Paris: Toujours, Je t’aime…


Dear Paris, I’d always seen you and loved you from afar. In movies. In postcards. In my mind… envisioning myself at one of your cafes, drinking an espresso (though I’m not a fan of coffee), smoking a cigarette (though I’m not…

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Letter from London: Friends, Food, Fun

Europe, Travel

Dear Friends, If I ever tell you that I’m booking a trip on a Eurolines coach, because it’s cheap and they’re having a deal that “just can’t be beat,” remind me of my ten hour bus ride from Paris to…

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Letter from Amsterdam: Another Conversation with God

Europe, Travel

Dear Friends, Neale Donald Walsch transcripted his lengthy conversations with God into a successful, revelatory book that speaks to millions. I loved his book, not only for the topics covered, but because I have my very own conversations with God all…

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Letter from Amsterdam: Day Tripper

Europe, Travel

Hi Friends, Tuesday: All the leaves are green, and the sky is gray. Something’s wrong, right? The sky has been gray from yesterday until today (not trying to rhyme intentionally). It has poured buckets, thus I spent most of my…

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Letter from Amsterdam: Hallo!

Europe, Travel

Hallo Friends, The Eurolines bus from Paris to Amsterdam leaves every ninety minutes, and it’s possible to get a round-trip ticket for less than a blazer at Zara. It’s true, for less than seventy euros one can exit the land…

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Letter from Paris: Around Town


Dear Friends, On August 16th, Nothing Profound posted on his blog The Daily Aphorism ( that “the only way to improve the world is by loving it.” I’ve decided to live by Nothing Profound’s aphorism and prance around Paris loving everything and…