Tag: military

The Capital of the United States of America

The Capital of the United States of America

It was kind of hard for me not to hum the intro to House of Cards during my visit. It is kind of the best part of the show. The Capital building peeks out. The White House.  Whoopie. Washington’s phallic monument The National Mall, Lincoln’s Memorial […]

War, Brotherhood, and Women (a way-late movie review and the start of a sociological commentary)

War, Brotherhood, and Women (a way-late movie review and the start of a sociological commentary)

What are movies if not a means to compel a viewer–to thoughts and feelings… to carry them within the journey of a character, a storyline so that they may glean something from it.  Whether it be a laugh, an escape, or–my favorite–something much bigger.  Something […]

Off the Beaten Path: Photographic Missions (Queens)

Off the Beaten Path: Photographic Missions (Queens)

Like many neighborhoods along the L-train, Ridgewood, Queens, which sits next to Brooklyn’s Bushwick and East Williamsburg, is pretty hipster-invaded. There’s nothing that a natural born weirdo dislikes more than someone who is simply in a weirdo costume.  Eh.  If you still have your appetite, […]

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

A Love Letter to You (Philadelphia)

There’s always a reason to go to Philadelphia. Usually it’s food. But the food invites you to make a day of it, to explore other things. Then, the duration of exploration makes you hungry again. (So yes, it’s mostly about food.) But Philadelphia is only […]

Day 7 in Deutschland, Baking a Cake

Day 7 in Deutschland, Baking a Cake

Today was a special occasion for my friend’s family… so we made a vegan cake! I was excited to use Biovegan’s Zuckerstreusel on top which I had picked up at Bio Bio. We used a coconut-rice milk with the only vinegar in the pantry, white vinegar, […]

On Your Feet, Soldier

On Your Feet, Soldier

I am getting used to sordid guest house conditions. My room at the King Hotel in Udon Thani is a step above the spider/roach/dog-infested New Nakornhuang Hotel of Ubon Ratchathani, as I share it with no vermin and it is pretty clean, but they both […]