I Attempt to Be Fashionable. Because...

30th Jul, 2015

I don’t really understand fashion. Fortunately, I live in the Pacific Northwest. In my corner of the country, I once saw someone wear cargo shorts to a wedding, and there’s…

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I’m in A Shame Spiral Because of...

16th Jun, 2015

Nearly every week, I engage in the same stupidity. I refer not to my tendency to watch DVR’d episodes of American Idol for hours on end (long after, I should note,…

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Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

4th Aug, 2014

  Rand always tells me he envies my palate, which cracks me up because it’s such an unlikely compliment. But it comes up time and again, whenever I identify a…

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More Places to Shop in Munich, Germany

7th May, 2014

  As an American, it’s often weird going to Europe, because their consumer culture isn’t anywhere near what we have at home. There are shops, sure, but there isn’t the…

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Columbia Road Flower Market, London

30th Apr, 2013

– One of the things I love about any friendship is when you create shared memories together. It pushes you from the realm of merely “people who get along” into…

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WTF Weds: Koppa’s Fulbeli Deli,...

15th Jan, 2013

  – It’s funny how quickly the bizarre becomes normal. How things that are strange and weird become familiar and every day. So that after a while, we forget that…

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Nostalgia in Astoria: Antique Stores and...

23rd Jul, 2012

– I’m such a sucker for old things. Whether it be grey-haired octogenarians or day-old pastries, I find myself smitten. Sure, they’re sometimes a bit crustier than you’d like them to…

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The shops of Covent Garden, London

7th Jun, 2011

I love playing the part of the Ugly American. The way I figure it, if people are going to judge and hate me without knowing me, the least I can…

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Practically impractical.

31st May, 2011

They are four-inch-tall, rhinestone-studded confections. And they were probably a mistake. – And yet, I regret nothing. I found them in a boutique near Piazza Navona, as the rain fell…

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