Category: Art

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Aloha Hawaii: A Penthouse Sunrise in Waikiki

Sometimes things turn out for the best. Case in point: a couple of years ago, I had a hotel reservation in Waikiki that got screwed up. After some back-and-forth with the check-in desk, I...

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A Body Neglected

I feel that still strange feeling of oxygen flowing through my body. My muscles ache in protest and my stomach growls in anger. For far too long, I have kept my body neglected. Atrophy...

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Aloha Hawaii: Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach in one of the most famous beaches in America, if not the world. It’s a very popular destination because of its proximity to downtown Honolulu and Diamond Head mountain. As an urban...

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The Dive Bar

“Can I get a Franziskaner?” “A what?” “Franziskaner,” said my friend Jerry. “Franziskaner Hefeweizen.” “I’m not familiar with that,” said the waitress, who was 30 going on 65. “What’s in it?” “It’s not a...

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The Lights Went Out Again

The lights went out again, plunging everyone into total darkness. The darkness was complete, snuffing out all light, from the overhead fluorescent lights to the afternoon sun shining through the window. Not a single...

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On the North Branch of the Winooski River

Last week, I went to Montpelier, Vermont and walked up and down the North Branch of the Winooski River. It was cold out, especially coming from Texas, but it was well worth it. Here...

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An Unexpected Date

I once had an unexpected date in Madrid. It started when I got to Barajas Airport six hours before my friends did. It was a long time to wait, so I decided to check...

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The Shores of Lake Champlain

On my third trip to Vermont in December, 2011, I spent a lot of time exploring Burlington, Vermont. Burlington sits on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, a large lake that separates Vermont from...

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Aloha Hawaii: 24 Hours in Waikiki

In February 2006 I moved to American Samoa. Along the way, we had an overnight layover in Honolulu. Most people visit Hawaii for more than a day, but since I only had about 12...

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A Wintry Day in Burlington, Vermont

I love to take pictures on sunny days, but when you visit Vermont in the middle of winter, you don’t have that luxury. But even under a dreary winter sky, it’s nice to walk...