Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Minneapolis Skyway: A Love Story

Tweet Anyone who’s every spoken to me for more than seven minutes knows that I reap the same warm, comforting feelings from the Minneapolis Skyway system as most people would experience on a quiet, tropical beach. Moving into a Skyway-connected building instantly transformed my outlook on Minnesota winters – in…

A traveler’s guide to coping with detainment and bribery

Tweet This is a follow-up to my traveler’s guide to coping with arrest. Far less disturbing than being arrested while abroad, but statistically more probable, is being detained for a minor or non-existent violation and being intimidated into bribing your way out of the situation. Coping with detainment and bribery…

A traveler’s guide to coping with arrest

Tweet [International readers: though this piece was written for an American audience, I hope you’ll find some portions of general interest.] Before I get started, I’d like to unequivocally state, for both the readers and the person that originally suggested that I write this piece, who fancied that I’d know…

Slackerology: 5 Steps to Living Like a European in the US

Tweet Slackerology Theory: bringing home less disposable income and owning less crap can raise happiness and reduce stress. By this stage, I think my bias toward calculated Slackerology is pretty clear – as is my devout Atheism and loathing of the suburbs. While I was vagabonding around the planet from…

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