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The Two Extremes Of Latin America – A Story Of Insecurity And Kindness From Venezuela

I wrote this article a couple days before being robbed in Manizales, Colombia. Still, nothing changes and this post is still valid. But it has taken on a new meaning for me. After visiting Venezuela, many people have asked me how it was. But it’s not like a “how was it” question. It’s like a […]
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My New Hat And Gloves

Ready For The Cold – Just Bought Handmade Gloves And A Hat From Some Ecuadorian Artisans In Colombia

While walking around Popayan today, I found a small artisan market. There was a nice Ecuadorian mother/daughter team selling various hand-made clothing items in their stall. Knowing that I’ll be visiting some cold places in the near future, I decided to patronize them. The fact that the hat features Ohio State colors was a bonus.. […]
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Me And Kenji

Yokoi Kenji – Bridging Two Cultures To Make The World A Better Place

When I was in Medellin, my friend there told me about an inspirational guy named Kenji. He spoke to her team at BanColombia and she loved the speech. He recently received an award from the Colombian Parliament for the work he is doing and I told her I would try to get in touch with him. […]
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Valentine's Day with dog pillow I love you

My Happily Single February 14th, 2012

It’s Valentine’s Day and for the 29th year in a row I’m single. But you know what? It’s great! I used to be upset, not understanding how a seemingly decent guy never had any luck with the ladies. Now I really couldn’t care less. It wasn’t until last year that I had this revelation though. […]
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