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Introspective

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Learning From Dustin Hoffman

I believe there are moments where objective truth is codified by personal truth. Dustin Hoffman in the following video shares first his experience and then the truth that he learned for himself.  The way he conveys this truth is personal, with personal ownership of the truth.  He does not declare, he shares.  And through this … Continue reading

How Do You Write About Self-Immolation

Forget that Mohammed Bouazizi died of wounds on January 4, 2011 suffered when he set fire to himself on December 17, 2010, 18 days before. I have barely begun to write of it, only related my experience of attempting to burn my own hand to feel the feeling of skin peeling, and yet I couldn’t … Continue reading

The Elephant in the Room

And so, the question is: Are you happy? What was your immediate reaction to this?  For just like me telling you to not think about a pink elephant, or to, you inevitably will.  And so I’m wondering, for your own sake, what was your knee-jerk reaction. There are numerous ways within which to consider this … Continue reading

[Life Abroad] Squatting, Homesick, Bumming (wrapped up with a dose of reality)

I’ve just arrived in Cairo from the Sinai where after ending my volunteership (is that a word?) at Habiba Organic Farm I, among others, inhabited some bungalows in an abandoned camp directly beside the Habiba Village on the beach in Nuweiba.  I lived in a bungalow, about 40m from the ocean, slept and woke to … Continue reading

[Update] Life Aboard: In Transit

*Note: This is full of grammatical mistakes, of which I’m leaving in for now, but will edit at a later date to be more cohesive and clear.  J — I apologize for the slowing of posts.  I currently am in transit from Iowa City to Egypt, first via Chicago and now I’m in Long Island.  … Continue reading

[The Spiel, Feb.] Of those who say nothing…

Of those who say nothing, few are silent. ~ Thomas Neill There are many facets of my personality that have morphed or been replaced as I’ve gained more years, i.e., as I’ve “grown up.” One constant has been my affinity for quotes. In high school, I would use as many quotes as I could manage … Continue reading

Missing Saturday Mornings

You miss it all when you’re not around. You never even know, on the other side of the world, that he’s going to his first day of pre-school, or the first time he actually plays with other children. It’s when you see the picture and he’s bigger, taller, thinner. It’s when he says, “Hi Uncle … Continue reading

Updated About Page

Updated: January 30th, 2012 Incessant Experiences is about experiences, and incessantly seeking them. 

Life Abroad: It Begins

Yeah.  I’m leaving in a month.  Barring something crazy, I’ll be living abroad, Egypt to be exact in nigh on a month. I’ve got to think things through. I need to go. And so it begins.  I’ll be…

The Site Avatar

I decided to talk a bit about my site avatar, which is an image I took the day I turned twenty-one.  I’d drank the night before, a bit more than normal.  It being the midnight I turned 21.  I had to get up at 7:00am the next morning, woke up at 7:21 and found a … Continue reading

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