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Oct 15 2008

Half-Empty

Published by under Travel

Here’s what I hate about traveling: Paying bills Paying two-and-a-half months’ worth of bills in advance with imaginary money Saying goodbye to people I love, which is what I did on my way home from the Sacramento Airport the night before last Saying goodbye when it’ll be a long separation Packing Unpacking in search of […]

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May 07 2008

Myanmar/Burma Disaster

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I got this e-mail from MoveOn: “CNN is now reporting that up to 100,000 people have died from the cyclone that hit Burma. The scale of this disaster is hard to even imagine, and relief is urgently needed. So we wanted to pass along this email from our friends at Avaaz.org (the global online progressive […]

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Oct 07 2007

The Conquest of Everest (Movie)

Published by under Books & Movies

This incredible film is the original 1953 documentary of the Hillary/Norgay team’s ascent of Everest. I hadn’t realized the expedition had been documented in movie form, and found out only by accident when I discovered it hiding on Side B of the Into the Thin Air of Everest DVD. The beginning is inauspicious: a classic […]

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