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Posted by | February 3, 2008
Thoughts as I pack in Brooklyn

I am leaving New York for five months tomorrow. As I pack for Portugal, three seasons, about seven cities, and an archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic, I am...

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Posted by | February 2, 2008
Turkish Coffee

Today I was explaining to my man in Portugal how I'm starting to feel lonely on my blog. I described to him, an actor, that it was a little like...

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Posted by | February 1, 2008
San Francisco spoken word

twitter...GPS...shazam...pinging messages...shooting out emails...feedback...proactive...going forward...input... Yesterday as I was leaving San Francisco to catch my ultra-redeye flight back to New York (delayed by three hours because of inclement weather, said...

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Posted by | January 30, 2008
San Francisco graffiti

I'm in San Francisco, attending a Lonely Planet writers' conference. Here's what I found on my evening walk through the streets of Lower Haight. It was the highlight of my...

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Posted by | January 29, 2008
Leisurely day in Venice Beach

Yesterday was a lovely day of leisure in LA. I had delicious breakfast down the street from my friend's place in Venice, at Rose Cafe. A couple of hours later,...

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Posted by | January 27, 2008
Passion for waves

I'm visiting my dear old friend Robby who now lives with a surfer buddy in Venice Beach, LA. It's been raining cats and dogs since I arrived. Not your typical...

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Posted by | January 26, 2008
Geography of Bliss

Over a jerk kosher chicken dinner at a friend's place last night, a book came up in a discussion about travel. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the...

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Posted by | January 24, 2008
The Hub: human rights

Some time ago I did a voiceover for Witness, "an international human rights organization that uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights...

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Posted by | January 22, 2008
Count the homeless in NYC

Hey New Yorkers out there! Aching to take a little trip and break up the long albeit pretty warm winter? Here's a little journey you can take without even leaving...

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Posted by | January 22, 2008
Festival au Desert, Mali

A friend from Bangkok just sent an email out spreading the word about a music festival in Mali so thought I'd spread it further. The Festival au Desert takes place...

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