Monthly Archives: July 2011

Beating the Heat in Tbilisi

I generally don’t mind heat as long as I can get away from it. I used to work twelve hour shifts outdoors, in the summer, over a barbecue. It was hot; I dealt with it. I knew I could go … Continue reading

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Downtime

*Another* entry? I know, right? That’s like, three in four days. Want to know why my entries for July are all backloaded into the last two weeks? It’s because everything I do takes place in a delicately balanced psychological matrix … Continue reading

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Islam in Istanbul

One of my first impressions of Istanbul was that there are a ton of mosques – really, really beautiful mosques. In general religious architecture has never really impressed me. I know there are people who get very excited about churches … Continue reading

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My Hasselhoff Moment

Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light. On the other hand, some people need to help somebody when the edge of surrender’s in sight. Don’t you worry – it’s gonna be alright. *************************************************************** So the … Continue reading

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İstanbul

Well, I made it back to İstanbul. Leaving aside the question of my travel arrangements, and the stuff I did in New York (like going to Vermont for the first time ever… okay, that’s not technically something I did *in* … Continue reading

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Moving On

I’m packing up my room and preparing for a steep reduction in the amount of physical stuff I have in the world. If all goes according to plan, I’m getting rid of electronics, books, clothes, furniture, and a whole crapload … Continue reading

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Ambitions

It’s been a while since I’ve really looked forwards. I’ve spent the last year in Georgia basically adapting to life in Georgia. I like to portray myself as superhuman whenever possible, so I spend a lot of time denying involvement … Continue reading

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