I’m just a normal dude philosophizing about life and culture while trying to inspire others to take their own journeys.

Andrew Haacke

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Indian Scammers

How else does one keep work interesting and exciting? Sometimes opportunities just fall into your lap; take the IRS’ new entirely Indian-staffed Criminal Investigative service. They’ll be calling a number near you soon given it’s tax season here in...

Winter Is No Longer Coming

Well, I survived another dark and dreary Washington Winter, and eagerly await the start of Spring and the 3-4 months of warm, sunny weather that is life in Washington before the neverending rain and cloudy gloom begins again. Though the air is clean and the land...

Opening the Curtains

    The Ride     In this video, the insightful comedian Bill Hicks manages to magically capture the human condition by analogizing it to a ride at an amusement park. “The world is like a ride at an amusement park, and when you choose to go on...

Meaning

Depression After coming home, with my purpose finished and a new one needing to be defined, with the structure of my joyfully repetitive walking days gone, I fell into a deep several week depression, fell being an almost literal meaning since it came upon me suddenly,...

Coming Home

After returning short-handed from the incredible landscape-filled St. Paul Trail, thinking about the high-speed spontaneity which took me from Santiago, to Tangier to Marrakesh, to Turkey and Antalya and the Taurus Mountains and finally back to Antalya, I was suddenly...

The St. Paul Trail

Perga I started my walk on the St. Paul Trail from Perga, the same place he would have started his initial sermons, a momentous point in history as it represented the first time Christianity was preached outside of Palestine. Another starting point is to the east at a...