In Summary…

Ugly stuff first: I got slammed, bad, by the flu. I’m doing better with the second round of treatment, but I’m still not fully recovered. I’m essentially being treated for pneumonia, but what I’ve got is an epic sinus infection that’s messed with my hearing. It’s a huge drag and it’s been going on forever …
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Men, Traveling

The women look at each other and have a moment of recognition. The couple behind them are on a date. Willfully ignorant of their presence, the men are getting louder and louder with each drink. “Early flights,” the women state, though the men have early flights too. “Need to finish packing,” the women state, and …
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Mission? Impossible.

The doc said the test results were negative. No strept. “Really? Nothing? No tonsillitis?” “Nope. You’ve got the flu. It might take a week, ten days. Here’s some advice on how to take care of yourself. Drink lots of fluids, take asprin, you know the drill, I’m sure.” She handed me a few sheets of …
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I’m Award Winning!

Extraordinary stories about travel and the human spirit have been the cornerstones of our books since 1993. With the Solas Awards we honor writers whose work inspires others to explore. We’re looking for the best stories about travel and the world funny, illuminating, adventurous, uplifting, scary, inspiring, poignant stories that reflect the unique alchemy that …
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Over and Out

Let’s start with the hard part: After five years with Passports with Purpose, I’m resigning from the Board of Directors. The “Why?” is a mix of public and private. There’s work I’m neglecting. My ridiculous music career is weirdly engaging and takes a lot of time. That partially written nonfiction manuscript on my hard drive …
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Waning Moon, Waikiki

“People in Waikiki are crazy, man. They walk around looking at their feet.” He was a massive Hawaiian guy with a bracelet of spears tattooed around his biceps. He was talking to a couple of punk rock haole kids on Kalakaua Avenue on a busy Friday night. I looked over and smiled at him, he …
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