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Living the best I can

Friday, September 30th, 2005

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.

~ William Saroyan


Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

I’ve become an urban trekker. Selling my car was not only necessary for my travel plans, but happened at the most wonderful time — as fuel prices rise and fall weather approaches, I get to walk everywhere — I couldn’t ask for a better scenario.

This past Saturday I walked from Charles Village to Camden Yards and then all the way back, after stopping to volunteer at the Baltimore Book Festival in Mt. Vernon for a few hours. Then today, I walked from Charles Village to Canton, and took the bus and Hopkins shuttle back north. I’ve made sure to take alternate routes each time, and sneak down streets I’ve never walked before. Even on the very familiar Calvert, St. Paul, and Charles — streets I’ve walked so many times — I see new things on each trip. I’m taking photos now, so I can capture snippits of this great city to carry with me when I go.

It feels a bit like a ritual — like I’m paying homage to a home I’ve grown to respect and love. It’s a perfect way to prepare to leave, I guess, by enjoying it as much as I can while I’m still here.


Monday, September 26th, 2005

I broke something today, and I realized I should break something once a week to remind me how fragile life is.

~ from Angels, Angels, Angels, Andy Warhol

Just a thought

Monday, September 26th, 2005

I’d always thought that I would love to live by the sea, travel the world alone and live more simply.

~ from Life is For Rent, Dido

Coming Soon…

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Lots of travel talk…coming October 1. Stay tuned!

About Me

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

I’ll update my bio in October 2006. In the meantime, you can learn a little about me here and review a collection of links to my writing:

From Written Road:

Travels in Europe Series (September 2006)

Book Reviews:

Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik (September 30, 2006)

Belonging (July 21, 2005)

Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Travel Goals (May 20, 2005)

Educating Alice (April 30, 2005)

80 Dates Around the World (April 22, 2005)

From Gadling:

Portland Series (December 2006)

New York Series (October 2005)

Jersey Shore Series (September 2005)

One for the Road Series (Created October 2005)

All Posts (August 2005 – January 2006) [500th Post Roundup]

From BootsnAll:

Eurail Blog European Travels (January – July 2006)

Viva Las Vegas Blog (now called Las Vegas Louge):Vegas Books and Things to Do in Las Vegas (November 2005 – January 2006)

Coverage of Stories & Mentions Elsewhere: Gridskipper, Bookstore Tourism, BlogHer, Hotel Chatter and World Hum (photo credit)