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Book Review: Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All

Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All, by Jonas Jonasson Sometimes it does not take very long to figure out what an author is about, and such is the case here.  Having read the author’s first novel previously, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson In many ways, this book can be compared to Forrest Gump, a book about a somewhat simple man who finds himself involved in some of the most … Continue reading

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Some Case Studies On The Importance Of Context

Frequently in life, we find that in order to understand something properly we must understand it in its context.  The gap between the importance of this and the lack of frequency in which we do this is quite remarkable.  There … Continue reading

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The Quests Of Others

I have written at some length about my own personal quests for such random items as kao soy (a tasty Northern Thai dish with fried noodles and spicy meat), indomethecin (a drug often prescribed for gout), and tasty but impossible … Continue reading

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We Beefin

I love beef.  And while I do not get to eat beef as much as I would like, I am not talking here about the kind that comes from mostly placid hooved ruminants, but rather the sort of beef that … Continue reading

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Book Review: By The Seat Of My Pants

By The Seat Of My Pants:  Humorous Tales Of Travel And Misadventure, edited by Don George There were a few mild surprises, at least in this particular book.  One mild surprise was that I was already familiar with some of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Last Trout In Venice

Last Trout In Venice:  The Far-Flung Escapades Of An Accidental Adventurer, by Doug Lansky The titular story of this particular generally enjoyable travel book shows the author in Venice learning how to steer their famous gondola boats and ending up … Continue reading

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Book Review: First-Time Around The World

The Rough Guide To First-Time Around The World, by Doug Lansky What is the thought that comes into your mind when you read the book’s title?  Maybe you think that this book is a somewhat generic guide to world travel … Continue reading

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Book Review: There’s No Toilet Paper…On The Road Less Traveled

There’s No Toilet Paper…On The Road Less Traveled, edited by Doug Lansky I have read some of Doug Lansky’s work and it has struck me as somewhat mixed, and that was my impression of these travel essays as well.  Travel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Signspotting

Signspotting:  Absurd And Amusing Signs From Around The World, compiled by Doug Lansky When one reads road signs, it is worthwhile to appreciate on their absurdity.  At times a given sign may seem to make sense when the elements are … Continue reading

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