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With a bit of a spring in my step, I disembarked from the aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. As far as luggage goes, I traveled lightly, carrying only the essentials. I’d say the most important of these would be my favorite cardigan sweater, but I also carried with me

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In July, I was featured in The Courier-Journal, the daily newspaper in Louisville, Kentucky. For their “First Time” segment, the paper asks notable Louisvillians to reflect back on an important moment in their life when something (non-sexual!) happened for the first time. Here’s what I wrote: View the original at courier-journal.com

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I have recently become addicted to a website called Stockholms Källan. The site is an amazing treasure trove of historical images of Stockholm. You can search by names or locations to find old photos and documents relating to whatever you’re interested in. This image is from a 1960’s short film

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Last night I bought some nice headphones and for the first time in years, I really felt what the sound of music can do to my insides. (That’s a medical term for a person’s guts and butterfly box.) Late in 2000, I began shedding my belongings to live in different

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I didn’t understand this note on the elevator. I thought it said “the light in Norway is a pie” but it actually says “the light in the box is broken.” Apparently “korgen” is an old way to say “elevator” and “paj” which literally means “pie” is slang for “broken.” Rough day.

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The pairing of two so-called “matching” socks is merely an illusion, so masterfully perpetuated that I never realized it was not the natural order until today.

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Not throwing bags of garbage off the balcony may seem like an obvious courtesy to most people. Not making hip-hop records if you’re Swedish should also be so clear.

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