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Lisbon Morning

Portugal, Travel

Dear Friends, For the sixth time, and with a great degree of scucess, I found a room on Airbnb. My host is a charming Portuguese woman, Agostinha, who welcomed me with a warm smile, a bag of groceries, and unbeknownst…

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Reading Between the Lines: Leaving for Lisbon

Germany, Portugal, Travel

Dear Friends, Walking to Kaisers supermarket, the corner cafe beckoned. Pellets of sleet were falling, and a warm escape would’ve been welcome. Usually, there are one or two customers sitting outside, wrapped in dark coats, drinking coffee or eating a…

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An Incredible Wanderlust

Travel

I recently had a chat with two incredible artists and nomads, Tony and Chris, that touched on the subjects of being infected by the travel bug, living as an expat, ex-loves, Brooklyn (past and present), Berlin (past and present), possible future, illegitimate children, and the…

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From Jamaica to Germany

Germany, Jamaica, Travel, Wellness

Dear Friends, Last week at this time, my mother and I were at Milk River Bath in Clarendon; she was soaking in the mineral baths, which are reputed to be among the most curative, restorative, and mineral rich in the…

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Last Letter from Rishikesh

India, Travel

Dear Friends, This is the last letter from Rishikesh, as I’ll be leaving tomorrow. It’s incredible that a month has flown by. This month has been about meetings and encounters. Unfortunately, I usually didn’t have my phone or camera, so…

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The “I” Amidst the Chaos of India

India, life, Travel

Dear Friends, Over lunch, one of the German women at my ashram, who speaks little English, looking up, said, “Schmetterling!” After a moment, it was divined that the translation of schmetterling in English is “butterfly.” Schmetterlings kept reappearing throughout the…

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Kyushu: What A Difference A Year Makes!

Japan, Travel

Dear Friends, This morning I woke up to a lovely email from my dear friend Nigel which closed with the words, “Do you know what you were doing this day, last year? Yes, it was the start of our Kyushu…

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Rishikesh: Nothing and Everything All At Once

India, Travel

Hi Friends, I have a few weeks left in Tokyo, and have been preparing for my departure. There isn’t much to do really, because as you know, I already sold almost all of my belongings when I moved from Nihonbashi…

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And It Goes On…

Jamaica, Travel

Dis long time gal mi neva see you, come mek mi hol’ yuh hand.– (Long Time Gal, Jamaican folk song) Dear Friends, What a sunny day it is today! There’s a warm breeze blowing through the open window; as I sit…

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We Know What We’re Waiting For

Japan, life, Travel, Wellness

In this place, boys are waiting, girls are waiting, birds are waiting. It’s coming, and we’re all waiting. Some of us not too patiently, but I’ve been patient. The unraveling of these years, the tapestry of life, has taught me…

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