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Tag: midlife crisis

I’ve Joined The Blogging Boomers Carnival

Starting this week, I’ve joined the Blogging Boomers Carnival. I suspect this may need a little explaining. A blog carnival is a group of bloggers who share a common interest and band together to promote one another. In this case, the 14 of us are all baby boomers. Some of us write about…

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An Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

Master Taisen Deshimaru said: “To think is to choose to observe and comprehend, even if one is disturbed by oneself or others. Ultimately, to think means to understand, to understand primordial matter, the first thing in history.“ Master Ok-Sung An-Baron said: “Between he who has conquered a hundred thousand men in battle and…

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Red Marbles

When I first started this blog, I was struggling with eternal questions: “Who am I? Why am I Here? What Is My Purpose In Life?” That was at a point in my life when I decided to walk run away from a job I hated, strap on a backpack, and travel solo around…

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A Midlife Crisis Or A Three-Quarter Life Crisis?

Since starting this blog in November of 2006, I have used a series of tag lines to describe what it is about. Initially, I used “Traveling the world, following my joy.” By the time I had I returned from my around-the-world backpacking trip last fall, I realized that joy comes from within. This…

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My Secrets for Round the World Travel

So many people have asked me how much my trip will cost that I thought I’d share a little known secret. Star Alliance is a program especially designed for round the world travel. It is an alliance of 18 airlines that includes United. They sell a RTW ticket that is based on the…

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The Secret, The Dooce Effect, and Travel Plans

I hardly know where to begin. I haven’t written much lately because I’ve been mired in travel planning – I’m up until the wee hours every night doing research and finalizing arrangements – there’s a lot to think about when you are leaving the country for six months. But yesterday I looked at…

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