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31st October 2009

Josh, How cool! I'm jealous, but you better save a little bit of heart for the Eastern Shore and the Chesapeake Bay!!( AND ME)
From Blog: I had to do it
31st October 2009

It's good to follow your heart wherever it leads you, Josh!
Go wherever your heart beckons you, Josh... for those with free spirits are caged butterflies if they cannot roam... and never fear that your heart has a finite capacity for love... I think you will find that the more you embrace your passions, the more your heart will expand and grow to accommodate all that you love. Have a wonderful trip... I can't wait to hear all about it! Lotsa' luv, Toni xoxoxo
From Blog: I had to do it
31st October 2009

Wow. Can I use this when I teach Humanities next semester?
From Blog: I had to do it
28th August 2009

Amazing writing
Hi Josh, I've read a couple of your blogs and wow, you're an amazing writer. Your writing is full of depth, soul, insight, earnest, humanity, reflection, worldliness, understanding, poignancy, sincerity, and much more...Not sure what you're studying at Iowa State, but I sincerely wish you all best wishes.
13th August 2009

Josh, you are just simply amazing. That's really the best way I can put it! Your writing is vivid, poetic, and as close as I'm ever going to get to SE Asia! Though I would love to kidnap you to my little St. Louis suburb, roaming the world is where you truly belong. : D
9th August 2009

Thailand - Bangkok
Is it really that bad? I'm leaving for Bangkok next Monday with my girlfriend. I've spoken to people who have been there and they said it wasn't that bad. Enjoy your stay at Ko Tao =)
9th August 2009

speedpony14@sbcglobal.net
I made it back to St. Louis today, which means that I no longer have my picturesque mountain backdrop calling my name. This beach paradise of yours is now very tempting....
9th August 2009

Wow, Josh. That's really all I can say. You write with such truth and vividness. Reading these makes me feel as though I'm there with you, and I love that. You're amazing and it sounds like you are having an amazing time. By the way, I think you would make Anthony Bourdain proud. ; )
8th August 2009

recipe
Sadly I did not get the recipe... not sure they're willing to give away that sort of secret but I do happen to have half a day in Singapore on my way to China, so I might just have to return and try and get it :)
From Blog: Happiness Is
7th August 2009

crabs,crabs,crabs
Did you get the recipe?
From Blog: Happiness Is
7th August 2009

envious
I think you both are having too much fun by yourselves...I want to be there too!!!! The island sounds absolutely Ma Va Lous. Continue having fun you guys. Be safe. Love you lots Auntie R
7th August 2009

camera
Glad to know you're reading it! Sadly my sister doesn't even really have a decent camera so I have no choice but to take more pictures this time... I'm gradually getting used to it though.
6th August 2009

Camera?
Sounds like Paradise at Lake Kivu! Sounds like there is plenty of variety in everyday life..just like the way you are both soaking all that in! Is your camera also hidden on this trip?
6th August 2009

following
Josh, Glad to read your Blog. You and Rachel seem to be having lots of fun! Your observation are trully classic. I really laughed at your observation of the global citizen you describe at the end of the blog. Enjoy the trip!
From Blog: By the Way....
31st July 2009

Mmmmm crabs. . .
Hi Josh! You know, I had never really given any thought to visit Singapore but your incredible experience and writing ability has me thinking I must eat some of these before I die - kind of my own "bucket list" of gastronomical delights! Glad you are having the experience of a lifetime. Take care, Tracie
From Blog: Happiness Is
31st July 2009

good choice
Hi, good recommendation from the taxi driver!! this is one of the place where Singaporean like me enjoy great crabs!! Cheers.
From Blog: Happiness Is
30th July 2009

food,food,food
O.K. I'm jealous already. My stomach will live vicariously through the both of you. My hair is growing just thinking about the humidity. Please be safe and have lots of fun Love you bunches, Auntie R
29th July 2009

that was fun to read, keep blogging like that and you could just write travel books for a living
6th October 2008

Hi Josh, With every blog I get more jealous/envious. What a wonderful experience. I love the photos. You are doing a superb job taking us along with you. I am sooo proud of you taking this semester abroad. Good luck with classes (but I know you don't need it) Much love to you, Auntie R
From Blog: Paris at Last
26th September 2008

Voltaire
I believe one of the sites I would really like to see would be the French Pantheon where Voltaire is buried. He was one of the most amazing and interesting intellects ever. Rousseau is also buried there, and much of Jefferson's writings and personal philosophy were influenced by him, but I don't think he has endured nearly as well as Voltaire. Isn't it fun seeing all that art that you have seen in pictures or heard of all your life? Those museums hold the cultural iconography of Western Civilization - and you can walk right up to it! The Mona Lisa is, of course, just a small panel, but it is the Mona Lisa - probably one of the most universally recognized artworks in the world! And - if you look closely - you can see Leonardo's very brushstrokes! It has been hypothesized that the wet paint captured the sound waves that hit it as it was applied just as an analogue record/wax cylinder does, and - if we could only figure out how to "play" them - we could hear the sound of Leonardo's voice. They moved Napoleon's body to the Chapel of St. Jerome where it is now in 1840, and found it to be almost perfectly preserved. That has been attributed to the high levels of arsenic due to environmental and medical exposure, and has led to all the conspiracy theories about the British poisoning him.
From Blog: Paris at Last
25th September 2008

Soon. . .
Hi Josh! You have had the same feelings I do about Paris. I cry at Notre Dame every time - been there in the evening for Mass without all the tourists - very cool. I love eating at a cafe on the sidewalk watching Paris walk by. The first museum I went to was the Orsay in the old train depot - love my Van Gogh! You should walk up the towers of Notre Dame and see the city from there - so cool. Have fun in Edinburgh - study hard. We have corn waiting for you!!
From Blog: Paris at Last
21st September 2008

FINALLY!
Hi Josh, thought maybe you were just hiding down the hall to get out of work and pretending to be in Europe! Everything is how I remember and see it when I'm there - just incredible. I will be in France Sept. 30-Oct.7 to give my third seminar in less than a month. Am spending time at the Bay of Somme and staying in a chateau - very cool. Most of my time will be in Lille at university. Hope classes are going well.
From Blog: Pictures!
21st September 2008

Awesome pictures... :0}
LOVED ALL THE PICTURES, JOSH... can't wait for the next ones to arrive... so fun to see what you described in your blog!!!
20th September 2008

Yay!!
Pictures!! Yay!!!
From Blog: Pictures!
18th September 2008

Yay!!
You are alive!!!! Yay!!!! :)

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