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The Cult of Marriage: Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Marry Young

Recently I read an article by Julia Shaw bemoaning the ever decreasing percentage of people getting married young.  Shaw bucked this trend and got married at 23. In her article, she wondered out loud what the rest of us are waiting for. The crux of her argument, that more people

17 Reasons for Optimism in the Age of Trump

It cannot be understated how much Trump's election has deepened and widened an already enormous divide in our country. Many people have legitimate concerns about this man that are based on things he has said and has already done as president. This is unlike Obama's detractors and their wild conspiracy

Stop Asking Me To Be Sympathetic Towards Trump Voters, Anthony Bourdain!

The level of contention in American has reached such a level that even Anthony Bourdain has managed to piss me off, and that's saying something since I went out of my way to give him a shout out in my travel memoir. Following the election, I've basically had to stop

Why Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday Ever

Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin when trying to explain how great Thanksgiving is. I guess I can start by saying that a mere side effect of this holiday is one of the very best things about it: it acts as a barrier to Christmas, that overblown, corporate-driven,

Protest Votes Got 4,500 US Soldiers Killed

The last time a large number of Americans cast a ballot for a 3rd party candidate - with no chance of winning - during a critical election, 4,500 US soldiers and nearly 100,000 Iraqis got killed. I know this might sound hyperbolic, but hear me out. Way back at the turn

Dear World: This Is What An Existential Crisis Looks Like

I'm sorry, World. I know my country and this whole Trump thing is scaring the bajeezus out of you, but I guess that's what an existential crisis looks like from the outside. And to be perfectly honest, it's pretty damn scary watching it here on the inside, too. The fact

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11 Thoughts on Machu Picchu

I just returned from a tough, rewarding and thought provoking trip to several South American countries this summer. For me, like many people who travel down that way, the highlight of the trip was a visit to Machu Picchu in Peru. After going to see one of the modern seven

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