Monthly Archives: December 2009


As 2009 ends and I prepare my annual review à la Chris Guillebeau, I had to stop and think about the insane amount of experiences I’ve had and people I’ve met along the way. “Whirlwind” can barely capture the appropriate … Continue reading

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Re-post: Missing Middle Florida

I haven’t been on vacation in Florida with my entire family since the mid-90s, and spending this Christmas with them in Orlando brings back and brings up all sorts of memories and madness. Back in March, while still living in … Continue reading

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From the AV Room: Late Night Underground

Yeah, there are rats, service disruptions, drunken old men, drunken young women, and the pungent odor of pee, but dammit, the New York City subway runs 24/7. And I mean the whole system, not just a couple of train lines … Continue reading

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One Nation Under a Groove

NEW YORK— A couple months ago, after a week in London, I posted a comparison of the English capital with its New World offspring and giving the marginal victory to NYC. After last night’s Giant Step Records (free) holiday party … Continue reading

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A City, A Dream, and A Day in December

Today, I head up to the Frozen North: ten days in New York City (any lurkers in the area, get at me). In honor of the occasion, I’m going to share with you a song that I think speaks more … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: The Magic of Macau

Macau. Most people haven’t even heard of the place: a former Portuguese colony on the southern coast of China established as the first permanent European toehold in the Far East back in 1557 and the final foreign stop on my … Continue reading

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Hot and Kold, Hong Kong

Oh, Hong Kong! How the currents of history and culture have conspired to make you the entoxicating urban assemblage that you are. Poised at the foot of Victoria Peak and gracing both shores of a similarly-named harbor, Hong Kong has … Continue reading

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