Month: April 2013

Township Tour, Cape Town, South Africa

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Apr 16, 2013

– Rand and I have been talking a lot about entitlement lately. It’s something that comes up a lot for both us. I think we’re both incredibly scared of forgetting just how damn lucky we are. Every now and then, I take a minute think about how charmed my existence is: how every single day…

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Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Attacks

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Apr 15, 2013
Posted in: Random Musings

– Most of you, regardless of whether you live in the states, have probably heard about the bombings that occurred at the Boston Marathon today, which killed three people, and injured more than a hundred others, some of them critically. Those who were there describe a horrific scene of smoke and screaming and severed limbs.…

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The Week: April 12, 2013

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Apr 12, 2013

I needed a good laugh or three this week. Below are a few links that made me smile. I hope you enjoy them, too. ————— There is an adorable little mouse that is totally awesome. It eats scorpions and howls at the moon. ————— Roger Ebert passed away last week. This prescient post about how…

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A Not-So-Brief History of Apartheid in South Africa

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Apr 11, 2013

– After we returned to Cape Town, Rand and I took a township tour. I think, without hyperbole, it may have been one of the most significant experiences of my life. I very much want to tell you about it, but it’s impossible to talk about the townships without first talking about apartheid in South…

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WTF: Sunscreen in South Africa

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Apr 10, 2013
Posted in: WTF, WTF Wednesdays

– I need to relay to you the events of the last few hours. In doing so, I hope that these events will somehow seem more real, that I will have less cause to deny that they ever happened. Because right now, they seem to be the fabrications of a madman.

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10 Photos from Portsmouth

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Apr 9, 2013
Posted in: Photos, Top Ten

– I’m having trouble getting my thoughts in order this week. I’m once again hit with the obvious realization that I can’t be everywhere at once – certainly not literally, and not even on this blog of mine. We got back from Sydney less than 24 hours ago (and we left for Australia less than…

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Bad News is Best Heard at Home.

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Apr 8, 2013

Some things, particularly those that are sad or difficult or heartbreaking, are best heard when you’re at home. Rand and I got back into town yesterday afternoon, and felt that peculiar brand of jetlag that so rarely afflicts those who live on the west coast of the U.S.; after nearly two weeks in Australia, our…

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WTF Wednesday: South Africa, Rape Capital of the World

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Apr 3, 2013
Posted in: WTF, WTF Wednesdays

Note: all of the links below are safe for work, but they deal with some pretty serious issues. I read through a lot of the articles and can tell you, it fucked with my head mightily. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read them. If anything, you probably should. I just wanted to properly prepare you…

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