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To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis: A Dilettante’s Review

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To-Live-Forever You remember Andra Watkins, darlings — feisty southern belle of the blogosphere, world traveller, architect lover, cilantro hater, and everyone’s favourite accidental cootchie mama.

And… published author.

I just finished reading her novel, To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis last night, and to say that it affected me deeply would be to say too little. The story of a courageous little girl growing up in despicable circumstances resonated too well with me.

So when the focus of the book became the rescue of this little girl, I was understandably captivated.

Andra doesn’t share much fiction on her blog, and so many readers will only be familiar with her voice as it comes through her personal anecdotes. If that’s your only experience of her writing, you are in for a big surprise. I have a particularly picky palate for prose, and I found myself absolutely enthralled at the…

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Technology can be beautiful: World Press Photo Of The Year captures modern mobile life

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26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti -- African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. Photo: John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic 26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti — African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. Photo: John Stanmeyer, USA, VII for National Geographic

An image of people holding their phones up to a bright full moon would normally imply that they are Instagramming or Snapchatting it to their friends. But John Stanmeyer, a photographer for VII and National Geographic, captured a moment on the shores of Djibouti City, where migrants gather to try catch a cell connection from Somalia. The photo portrays a romantic look at the globalization of technology and what technology means to people around the globe. On Friday…

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The truth about travelers

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We have been called many things. Travelers, by default. But we like to be called nomads. Explorers. Vagabonds. Adventurers. Wayfarers. Modern gypsies. Wanderers. We’ve adopted them all. A growing breed of humans with restless feet and the inability to stay still, the inability to stay in one place.

That is who we are. And that’s just the gist of it.

We come from all walks of life, from bustling gray colored cities, sleepy beach towns, snow-covered metropolises, small villages nestled in between lush green mountains, we come from everywhere. But our inner gravity always brings us to the same place… the road.

We deem courage weighs more than money when it comes to travel. We’re not rich, not financially well-off and we don’t travel for luxury. Our money does not come from rich parents, trust funds, or whatever privileges you think we have in order to maintain…

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