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balance

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It’s a sort of truism, but it’s worth putting in words: there’s a balance between traveling and documenting. If you go on a journey simply with the clothes on your back and your (electrical) toothbrush in your pocket, you will spend 100% of your time traveling. If you choose to keep a diary, you will […]


can’t wait

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Finally! I just received both my new pairs of shoes, and both my new pairs of inlays: (I put one new pair and one old pair of each in the picture to contrast them with each other.) Lots of people have been asking me about walking. How? Why? Where? Which kind of shoes? Some of […]


sad spring

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I don’t like the word grief very much. It sounds rather formal to me, like a tradition that has been handed down to us, something that we have to act out, not like a real emotion. Also, I think that every time we say things like “good grief” it takes away from its meaning. I […]


Walk well, Teacher Xie

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This is Teacher Xie (谢老师, Xie Jianguang, 谢建光, The Biggest Fool Under The Sun, 天下第一疯) in a video from five years ago: At that point, he had been walking through China for thirty years. He walked until today, when he found his final resting place. I cut his page from my book so I could […]


I’ll never be sorry

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Monday. Time to get rid of my old inlays and exchange them for a new pair: But first, some more measurements needed to be taken: The inlays themselves were handmade, but the process of determining their ideal shape seemed to be quite sophisticated: I was going to go back the next day and pick up […]


Ponting and the lucky pig

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I don’t believe in astrology. To me, the universe seems to be a little bit too big for star signs. But anyway. Chinese astrology also has zodiacs. There are twelve animal signs, each assigned to a year, and they repeat themselves every twelve years (if you take their different combinations into consideration, you could also […]


sometimes the sun seems brighter

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Good news everyone! Well, I went back to the doctor today, the one in Hannover who had asked me to go do an MRI a couple of days ago. Today we talked about the results of the examination, and he said my problem doesn’t seem to be that bad. According to him, the joints are […]


a place to be

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So I went to Hamburg, to the Bebelallee, which is a nice, calm boulevard in the north of the city. I did the same thing I had done eight months ago: I took my Letter Of Invitation and went to the Iranian consulate with it: And I got my new visa. Great success! Then I […]


ugliness

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I took a little stroll outside to test the replacement camera that I had just received: Walking around Luxembourg felt good. It was a clean and pretty place. Parts of its university campus were nice to look at as well. But definitely not all of them. There was a certain Ikea-ness here and there: And […]


the s-word

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As is the habit of snow in this part of Germany, it had all but melted in a matter of days: It was a sad sight to behold, but Feivel and I went out anyway, and we looked around and some of us peed and pooped a lot, and we could see the grass and […]


curating my life

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I was starting to feel a bit annoyed. The snow was nice: The dwarf beeches were nice: But sitting around at home, waiting for my Iranian letter of invitation wasn’t very nice. I’d get things done, sure. Taxes, invoices, photos, and whatnot. But it felt like I was merely a sort of curator of my […]


stroll in the snow

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Another day, another stroll in the park. We walked past the dwarf beeches… …and into the forest: It started snowing when we got there: And it was quite pretty: I filmed another Let’s Walk test video in which I talked about Trump’s recent attack on the free media: Oh, and I figured that my camera […]


malfunction

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Went back to the dwarf beeches. A few years earlier, the town had decided to put up a collection of photographs of them. They looked very nice, but I still don’t quite understand why they would place them right next to the actual trees: I mean, it’s not like Bad Nenndorf doesn’t have any other […]


times without mystery

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Another walk, another Christmas tree: This time we saw two distant lights in the forest (probably just some other people walking their dogs): I started wondering about the absence of mystery on the planet we inhabit today. Everything seemed to have a reasonable explanation. There were no ghosts, no demons, no supernatural beings. Maybe I […]


trees

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There was a big old Christmas tree that had appeared in the park: Worshipping green trees in the midst of winter seems like an interesting absorption of pre-Christian customs (or religious practices) into Christianity. There was a Christmas band playing Christmas tunes under the Christmas tree. Feivel and I didn’t stay long, though. We were […]


a story in the dark

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We went out a bit later than usual today: Still, we figured we’d extend our walk into the forest, so at some point it was almost completely dark (the winter sun sets early up here in the north): And when we got a little lost in the woods I remembered a story about a New […]


a flexible leash is still a leash

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Same procedure as the day before: I got some office work done, then I grabbed the dog and went out for a walk. I took another Let’s Walk video on the way, because I needed to test my new equipment: Oh, and Feivel was loving the shit out of the forest: As you can see […]


head mount

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Home. I replied to emails all day. It seems strange that, even though I have a disclaimer on my site telling people to keep it short when they decide to write me, I still get some long emails. Oh, and I wrote some invoices, and I did some stuff for my taxes. Then I went […]


drawing lines on maps

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When I left Nürnberg, it was snowing again: I spent some time on the Autobahn: Then I rode a train. And another train. And then I was home. When I got there, I found a video on my hard drive that I had forgotten to post until now: Drawing lines on maps.


Speaking In Weingarten

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Sometimes I like to stop somewhere on the way to my next venue. Today I found a toilet. I really hadn’t expected to find a fucking toilet: Talk about protecting the environment all you want, but there are still people out there who decide to dump their toilets in the countryside. Fucking. Assholes. When I […]