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Video Update: Cost and Value in Bhutan

This three-minute video update was recorded live from my guesthouse outside of Thimphu, Bhutan. In the video I talk about frugality and the choice to spend $1,000 to come to Bhutan. Bhutan is in South Asia, between Tibet, Ind... Read More

Notes on a Full Life, Live from CX 883

Hi everyone. I’m high on life and writing in from the Cathay Pacific LAX-HKG flight. I’m fading fast, but with 13 hours to go until arrival, there should be plenty of time to a) sleep and b) write this note to you... Read More

Expanding the Pie in Southeast Portland

After a month at home with no travel, I’m heading back out on the road this week. This time I’m going to Nepal and Bhutan, two countries in South Asia that have eluded me until now. Trip Logistics I used 50,000 Am... Read More

The Results Are In!

While on summer vacation in Utah, I set up an Unconventional Writing Contest with great prizes and the chance to publish here on the hub of World Domination. I’m happy to announce that the results are now in! It was a f... Read More

I’m On Facebook, Sort Of…

When 2% of the world’s population joined FaceBook a few years ago, I decided to sit it out because I am secretly a luddite. I still don’t completely understand it, but I know there are lots of people who don’... Read More

Infrastructure and Public Accountability

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we survived a heat wave that kept temperatures near 100° F for much of the week. I felt like an asthmatic Superman at times, but I completed all my running as planned. Now it’s over, and ... Read More