Category: Text

August 22, 2018 / Text

It is not a particularly round number nor is it a sacred number in any culture I’ve ever learned about in my travels, but this week begins my 17th year as a resident of the Netherlands. 16 years ago this month, I arrived with 50…

December 16, 2016 / Text

The following text was written on an overnight train from Trivandrum to Coimbatore (India) in late November 2016: The following are words written by a 36 year old Portuguese-American raised happily in the 80’s and 90’s in New Jersey and at the age of 21…

September 20, 2016 / Text

This website started as a blog in 2002. Back then it was the early days of sharing, personal diaries online, leaving and responding to comments; ongoing conversations. All these years later, after the dawn of podcasting and youtube stars, social media and viral content, live…

March 23, 2016 / Text

According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, Terrorism is defined as follows:  the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion   Oxford takes it a bit further: The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims And finally, the Urban Dictionary brings it all home: Manipulation of any person or…