Monthly Archives: May 2011

Worst Movie of All-Time?? 18

In a variety of places in the Third World (plus China and some others), you can buy pirated DVDs for amazingly cheap prices. In Kenya, I found some DVDs of the Boston Legal TV series, where the covers made me chuckle. I was walking through a market in Colombia a […]

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Men Traveling with Teddy Bears 40

Fast forward a little bit and I am on an overnight bus in Colombia. Actually, you don’t have to fast forward too far, this was only two weeks after hearing this amazing teddy bear news. I look across the aisle of the bus as the day turned to night and we all got ready to sleep and what did I see…..

Volunteering Made Simple 7

Volunteering is a selfless way to give your time to work with people who are less fortunate than you are. It is an opportunity to utilize your skills as well as experiencing a country first hand. In many cases, you stay with local families or in rural towns, which in […]

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So Bad It’s Good: Eurovision Song Contest 17

I had no idea what the Eurovision Song Contest was until around dinner time last night, here in Dahab. I was doing a little work on the computer at a little restaurant right on the water and noticed everyone intently watching some show on television. It was the finals of […]

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What I DON’T Admire about the Dalai Lama 56

His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (Nobel Peace Prize, 1989) is speaking at my local university and the place I got my law degree today, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The title of his talks are “Turning Swords into Ploughshares: The Many Paths of Non-Violence” and “Non-Violence in the New […]

Interview with Lindsay Hogg of The Traveler:Lucky 13 Questions 20

Easily winning the award for the most intentionally “in your face” interview yet in the Lucky 13 series, come meet the incredibly reserved, demure and standoffishly polite Lindsay Hogg. Lindsay and I have had more than a few insult war exchanges on Twitter and I have to say… tread lightly if you take her on. This tiny one has some sharp verbal fangs.

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