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A departing river romp

DSCN1867Since I’m leaving so soon, I’ve been catching up with friends over the past few days. My catch up yesterday involved vodka, guava, and guaranas ; a fully clothed river dip; and the reassurance that only your mates can offer. Continue reading

I pledge allegiance

Down here in Australia us Yankees are viewed as mad patriots. Continue reading

Summer I shall miss thee

I haven’t experienced more than three weeks of a New England winter in nearly seven years. Living in Queensland, AUS has certainly made me soft. Continue reading

GO!!

So I’m fairly certain this is the part when I get nervous… remaining quietly confident, of course. Today I booked my sublet in Manhattan and my airfare to the states. As can be imagined, the hit on my pocket has already resulted in a few double shots of bourbon resulting in a string of “I can do this… Of course I can do this-es” warbled to the puppies who aren’t entirely impressed about me going to begin with. Continue reading

Get set…

Today is officially my first day of ‘ain’t got no job’. The first thing I did was write a really angry poem.

Then I went on Twitter. Continue reading


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