Creating defining moments on a trip

Creating a defining moment on a trip - Seminary Library

The best moments on a trip, defining moments, often occur serendipitously, or so they seem. You go looking for one thing and then suddenly, something unexpected occurs and without warning, your jaw is dangling, your eyes expand to Ping-Pong ball size and you’re babbling like a baby or, conversely, bereft of any words. But these magic or defining moments don’t have to be accidental. The…

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Taking shortcuts: Guess who gets cheated most?

Taking shortcuts: sketching in Lijiang

I’m a big fan of shortcuts. They save you time and energy. They demonstrate your ingenuity. (You, after all, found a faster way to get something done. Clever you.) They free you up for more important or interesting activities. I love shortcuts. When they work. Which, I’m finding out, isn’t as often as I thought. I had a recent reminder of this when I was…

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