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Author Archives: Michael

Absence of Honesty, Absence of Growth?

In a social world, each of us are quite familiar with the balancing act that is The Social Contract. This contract is what we universally sign up for when we become friend, lover, sibling, or spouse, to name just a few of our more important relationships. Our more general social contract is essentially the golden … Continue reading »

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My Latvian Evening

Regardless of race, gender, nationality, occupation, or social status… I have always LOVED meeting new people.  For a variety of reasons, the last couple years I had fallen away from this open mentality and been digressing into a state of exclusivity and myopia;  two things I’ve always been fundamentally against. Thankfully, 2012 is slowly transforming … Continue reading »

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Basel The Beautiful…

Europe…again. Ahhh… *cough* *cough* If there were any doubt left in my mind, the saturation of cigarette smoke in the air was confirmation enough that I was back in Europe.  Nicotine and tar never smelled so good. Since 2003, my first non-family, two month backpacking trip around Western Europe, I must have reprogrammed my mind … Continue reading »

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