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Looking Back, Looking Forward, Getting Dizzy and Sitting Down

“As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball, but tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!” – Kodos during one of his campaign speeches, The Simpsons

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I am not going to lie, I wrote this blog post two days before it actually got posted, but I feel that it’s appropriate in some metaphysical way, representing the time it took for me to leave America and arrive in Kenya.  I left on November 11th, and arrived on the 13th.  I think the 12th got lost in Amsterdam somewhere, like so many days of so many people.  I am sure we could all have second lives if we simply reclaimed the days lost by others in Amsterdam.  So here I sit writing on the 11th while you sit reading on the 13th.  Enjoy the temporal-ness of your existence for a moment. Continue reading

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