January 2010

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…as I contemplated the change in the works I started to feel, of all things, guilt. Guilt on several levels. Was this the residual effect of a Catholic upbringing? Was it my internal editor’s latest Machiavellian attempt to bump me off this trajectory? Read more...

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For armchair anthropologists and intrepid travelers alike, the Orkney Islands are a treasure trove of archaeological wonders dating back more than 5,000 years to the Neolithic age… Read more...

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Our trips are so often like stones skipping across the water: destination to destination, our experiences little more than ripples on the surface. This is satisfying in its own way; I’ve had my share of “around Europe in two weeks” trips and I loved every minute of them. But many travelers – myself included – seek a different experience. Read more...

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If Scotland could be compared to its famous breakfasts, then the Isle of Arran would be the bran muffin: filling, good for you, and delightfully digestible. Arran, however, is far from bland… Read more...

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The Career Crisis

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The first world is afflicted by a mortifying disease of the heart. The transition to the professional world is fraught with a host of treacherous negative emotions: discontent, uncertainty, and boredom to name a few. For unlucky multitudes these feelings are unshakable, like buzzards silently circling offices and cubicles just waiting for years of tedium to take their toll… Read more...

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