Métropolitain: For Authenticity, Go to Ground in Paris

Métropolitain: For Authenticity, Go to Ground in Paris

I decid­ed to wan­der toward the Bastille. I looked at the metro map, select­ed my train, and found the plat­form. When board­ing I real­ized it might be the wrong train, or more accu­rate­ly, the cor­rect line but head­ing in the wrong direc­tion. There was a 50–50 chance I was wrong, and I should have board­ed …

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The Tao of Louvre: Visit the Louvre Museum

The Tao of Louvre: Visit the Louvre Museum

I went to the Lou­vre Muse­um, as it appeared to be free. When I arrived tourists were stand­ing in line buy­ing tick­ets, as appar­ent­ly, they hadn’t read their guide­books care­ful­ly. I mere­ly strolled past the guard, giv­ing him a sym­pa­thet­ic, know­ing nod. How to look at Art My approach to Art Muse­ums is to stroll …

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Opening/Closing: The Sound of Dance & The Diner

Opening/Closing: The Sound of Dance & The Diner

In this, our sec­ond episode, we will explore two very dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ences, open­ing, and clos­ing. The feel­ing of a com­plete con­nec­tion to the moment through music first; And in the sec­ond, feel­ing dis­con­nect­ed from the moment, and a result­ing out­burst which may doom a young pro­tag­o­nist to a life of lone­li­ness. Things hap­pen, and atti­tude …

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Life on Mars: Danger! Mutagens from the Red Planet

Sev­er­al years ago I began wor­ry­ing about life on Mars. After dis­cov­er­ing that life could exist with­in the sur­face of rocks, such as those which Native Amer­i­cans pecked sym­bols into in the South­west, the tan­ta­liz­ing the­o­ries about seem­ly fos­silized life on Mars at that time began my mind spin­ning. Mar­t­ian Dan­ger to Life on Earth …

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The Eiffel Tower: Cliché and Lofty in Perspective

The Eiffel Tower: Cliché and Lofty in Perspective

I’d vis­it the Eif­fel Tow­er first, which seemed cliché, climb­ing this giant French phal­lus straight­away. Ascend­ing the Eif­fel Tow­er Drop­ping my bag, in route, I ate at an under­whelm­ing restau­rant with lit­tle atmos­phere and only slight­ly annoy­ing wait­ers. Feel­ing a bit trapped, I soon enjoyed the ascent up and out: the iron riv­ets, bridge­work con­struc­tion, …

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Paris isn’t Just for Lovers: An Introduction of what to do in Paris

Paris isn’t Just for Lovers: An Introduction of what to do in Paris

What to do in Paris? There is the point when it hits — you don’t speak French, the city is sprawl­ing, and you’re entire­ly on your own. No one who cares knows your exact where­abouts. Hur­ried­ly peo­ple pass toward their des­tiny, and you’re the stranger lost. All this hap­pened my first time in Paris, while …

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