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I’ll Send You a Postcard

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Goodbye by Harry1 Comment

Well, here we are, dear friends. At the end of this glorious time we have chosen to call “study” abroad. More like, “don’t have time to study, abroad.” Haha wink wink, nudge nudge, knowwhatimean, knowwhatimean? Yeah, you get it. Ahh, but I would be remiss not to mention the heavy heart with which I make that last “neglecting our studies” …

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In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Thanksgiving by HarryLeave a Comment

Thanksgiving this year was probably one of the greatest ones I’ve had in my life, and not just because we had a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday and on Friday. I won’t lie though, that totally helped. One of things that made this Thanksgiving so unexpectedly great was just that, it was unexpected. This classic American holiday really didn’t enter my …

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Entry K27.6

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Mishaps by Harry1 Comment

If you’re one of the dedicated few—of admittedly questionable taste—who have been subscribing to my ramblings over the past two and a half months. you’ll know that I’ve lived a somewhat plagued existence in terms of accidents, mishaps, and all manners of accidents. Thankfully, nothing too serious or debilitating has come my way thus far. Like holy scheisse this one …

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Punching Myself in the Head and/or Face 2016

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Politics by HarryLeave a Comment

I guess it’s not really surprising that we’d have an assignment to write about the election and “how it makes us feel.” Okay, that’s not a direct quote from the assignment, we’re supposed to write about what we think everyone else feels, but that’s a thinly veiled scheme to make us talk about our election day spirit nonetheless. I see …

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Apocalypse 1:1–9

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Book #1 by HarryLeave a Comment

If you’ve been keeping up with my “addictingly real” –The New York Times, semi-regular blog posts, you’ll have noticed that getting these posted on time has been a trial (Ref. ‘semi-regular’). But I just like to keep the people guessing, you know? It keeps ‘em hooked. Like, when is he gonna update us? Who knows?! I’m sure it’ll be worth …

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~ Culicidae Terribilis

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, The Spirit of Place by Harry1 Comment

As the painfully-aware-of-the-insignificance-of-my-own-existience-in-the-grand-scheme-of-things kind of guy that I am, alongside my inherent desire to produce creative things of one form or another (in this case, a devilishly clever, yet insightful and intimate blog post), I often find myself struggling with the whole “being unique” thing. I mean, at this point essentially all art is derivative in one way or another, …

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No Digrets

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Describing by Harry1 Comment

Let me just start by saying that not being allowed to ‘digress’ from our descriptions in this post is both cruel and unusual. Punishment, if you will. Have you read my other posts? Digressions are kind of what I do. Acting all removed from the writing is quite tough for me. You might be all like, “But Harry, aren’t you …

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Meditations Through a Glass Window No. 4

In Communicating, Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016 by HarryLeave a Comment

I believe that I mentioned in my last blog post that since my arrival in Florence I’ve had some terribly bad luck with electronic devices. Well I’m happy so say that hasn’t changed. In fact I think it’s gotten markedly worse. That’s why this week I’m choosing to take a step back from contemporary comforts and write this post entirely …

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Alright So…

In Awakening, Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016 by Harry1 Comment

Starting is the hardest part, so this is me starting I suppose. Just to get the words flowing, you know? I’ve never written a blog before, so you’ll have to bear with me if I seem a little rigid at first, but whatever, I’ll get the hang of it. My lack of blogish experience may also may also be somewhat …