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Free, Unlimited Access to NYT This Week

If you're sitting on a pile of research projects like I am, now would be a good time to catch up --at least if you plan to use the New York Times and want to use it for free.To help kick off the International Herald Tribune's relaunch as the International New York Times, the gray lady will be granting free, unlimited access to its website for the…
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on Why She’s Going on a Hunger Strike

In an open letter released two days ago, Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who has served her first of a two-year sentence at Penal Colony No. 14 in the Russian state of Mordovia, explains why she's decided to go on a hunger strike. The prison wardens refuse to hear me. But I will not back down from my demands. I will not remain silent, watching…
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Gone Sailin’

13 June - I'm off to Panama this morning on The Independence, an 84-foot sailboat that will be home for the next five days. We're heading to the port at Carti…
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Eastern Europe Envy

I just came across this interesting piece --Six Enviable Traits From Eastern Europe-- in Big Think by Francis Tapon who spent the past three years traveling in…
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Vidblog #004.

Here's a hodgepodge of pics shot in recent weeks during lots of quick strolls around town to keep my mind occupied with something other than cigarettes. I kind of liked the finished product. A breath of fresh air. I smoked a lot for a long time. The only thing that was somewhat consistent in my life for the past 27 years was an ever-present…
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