Chapter03

New Mexico

A Great Luxury

We don’t really think about it very often, but we have, at any given moment, many great luxuries within our grasp. I’m enjoying one at this very moment, and it’s a luxury that many of us enjoy every day (especially here in the south): it’s called sweet iced tea. Interesting fact: 80% of the tea consume…

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The Benefits of Solo Travel

It’s been just over two months since I quit my job, left my home, and started traveling by myself. There have been a lot of ups and downs, but all-in-all I’m convinced that the benefits are so great, I think everyone should take some time to travel solo. I know that’s kind of a grand statement, so let m…

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I Am a Racist

I recorded a video for Doubtful Solutions today about something I learned regarding culture. Here’s the video: What it comes down to is this: different people grew up in different circumstances and cultures. There are a few universal facial expressions, such as anger and fear, but most of it we l…

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Clay Houses

Driving through the New Mexican landscape made an impression on me. I get the feeling that if I could see it from above, it would look dramatically different than most of America. Not necessarily because of the landscape, but because there’s nothing but landscape. You’d see a few roads, but the roa…

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100 Words

The landscape is as beautiful as it is deadly. New Mexico feels almost like another country to me. Around these parts it’s mostly small clay-based houses, careful water conservation, and old fashioned farming techniques make up for the lack of power tools. Honestly, I’m a little culture shocked. Peo…

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