Category Archives: Travel

Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens

László Krasznahorkai, 2004 Translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet, 2015 An author with a voice and perspective unlike any other, Krasznahorkai writes compelling stories that are a special blend of the macabre and the beautiful. His narrative style is characteristically … Continue reading

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Australia Guide Books

It is hard to judge an entire country as large as Australia based on a two week trip. This is a huge country as large as the continental United States with a lot of wonderful sights to see. During our … Continue reading

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In a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson, 2000 I don’t read a lot of travel writing, but when I do read it I find myself telling myself that this is what I should be doing with myself. I totally missed my calling. Why am I … Continue reading

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France Guidebooks

I will start this post off admitting that this entry isn’t going to achieve any where near the impact or significance of my last entry summarizing my experiences during the Paris Attacks. This blog is primarily my personal catalog of … Continue reading

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The Paris Attacks

It has been a week since the Paris Attacks. The fact that both my wife and I were there in Paris the night of the attacks still doesn’t feel real. Social media and news sites have been plastered with stories … Continue reading

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New Zealand Guidebooks

This past March and April my wife and I spent 19 glorious days in beautiful New Zealand. The trip was a whirlwind adventure and every day was packed with fun activities, jaw-dropping sites, and lots and lots of driving. When … Continue reading

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David Bowie Is

After posting a review of Simon Critchley’s book of short essays, Bowie, I couldn’t help but put down a few words about the David Bowie Is exhibit currently running at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. My wife and I first heard about … Continue reading

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