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Contemplating Modernity and Mortality

Staring at the dead entombed in the boathouses of Herculaneum, it would be difficult not to wonder who they were, how they lived, and what it was like to die like that. When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, Herculaneum was spared the first wave of heavy falling ash and debris that fell on Pompeii, collapsing […]

A Few Days In Tokyo

With all the travel I’ve done, I’ve never been in Japan before this trip. Despite my early obsession with martial arts and my later obsession with Japanese food, the country eluded me, partly because it was difficult and expensive to get to. Well, one part of that has changed for those of us living in […]