“To be a real traveler, you must be willing to give yourself over to the moment and take yourself out of the center of the universe. You must believe totally in the lives of the people and places where you … Continue reading
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“A single journey can change the course of a life.” This is the catch phrase accompanying Louis Vuitton’s “core values” ad campaign. Yes, this statement may be true. But unfortunately for you Louis Vuitton I don’t think an … Continue reading
“Raise the Roof: Chair” http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/raising_the_roof_chair?size=_original Since coming home from Vietnam, I have encountered the obvious forms of culture shock. Yes – I continue to be amazed at how quiet the streets of Chicago seem and that no one is trying … Continue reading
“If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you’re old” – Edgar Watson Howe My dad always says, “There’s no easy way to make a living.” I’ve never been afraid of things … Continue reading
I always thought that life was sweeter in the mornings. That is the time when the world is quiet and the birds are chirping, the morning dew still wet and fresh on the grass soaking in the clean air. No … Continue reading
For whatever reason I have always had an inborn urge (aka it was genetically passed down from you Dad) and desire to push myself to the brink of existence – to feel the reality of the world so intensely that … Continue reading
“Teaaaa-cherrr, you’re never going to find a husband if you keep dressing like that.” These are the first words spoken to me as I walk into my classroom on a Friday night to a room full of 12-year-olds. Mind you … Continue reading