I Do Protest: Part 8

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I Do Protest: Part 8

"I shouldn't have relied on the decency of people. But damned if that isn't a lesson I'm loathe to learn." 

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I Do Protest: Part 7

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I Do Protest: Part 7

"Sacred ground. No one was touching anyone. But the point hovered aloft in the air, polluting the pure singularity of purpose intrinsic to the act of prayer."

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I Do Protest: Part 6

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I Do Protest: Part 6

"It was a battle of egos to see who would get to die the most heroically."

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I Do Protest: Part 5

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I Do Protest: Part 5

"One chance before I just burst into a random dwelling and went to sleep, maybe waking up bloody, but alive."

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I Do Protest: Part 4

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I Do Protest: Part 4

This would be a protest of epic proportions. And then they announced the victory.

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I Do Protest: Part 3

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I Do Protest: Part 3

Another 60 or so miles and we’d be stranded in the middle of nowhere. That’s when I saw the bears in the middle of the road.

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I Do Protest: Part 2

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I Do Protest: Part 2

That's right. I had a companion, a destination, and a call to action. I felt like Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting, begging "Just one more hit! Just one more fookin' hit!"

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I Do Protest: Part 1

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I Do Protest: Part 1

"...you can’t hold a soul in your hand like you can a gold nugget."

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Bullets and Bandaids Vol. 2 Art Show and Auction

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Bullets and Bandaids Vol. 2 Art Show and Auction

We braced and prepared for the worst.  We went deep into the camp, the lights dim, the sticky hot air filled with the smell of musk, sweat and urine from banana rats.

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Know Your Place

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Know Your Place

Arrogance is an oily thing, greasing the passage of reality through the trembling fingers of people too afraid to wash it off.

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Vida Rica

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Vida Rica

So when I say that Costa Rican geography is awesome, I mean to say that you cannot grasp it fully at once, but rather in small, digestible portions.

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Chris Fedalei For Congress

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Chris Fedalei For Congress

"Ladies and gentlemen, it is my profound pleasure to introduce your next congressman and my good friend, Chris Fedalei."

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Don't Believe Your Own Press

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Don't Believe Your Own Press

This was crazy, of course. All I’d need to do is be patient and they’d figure it out. But what this job represented to me had clouded my vision.

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Nicaragua: A Knuckle Dragger's Guide Part 13

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Nicaragua: A Knuckle Dragger's Guide Part 13

But as soon as he mentioned “muerte,” my kindness switched off and I grabbed my knife, my finger on the flicking mechanism, and turned to see a man with nothing to lose. 

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Nicaragua: A Knuckle Dragger's Guide Part 12

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Nicaragua: A Knuckle Dragger's Guide Part 12

She tilted her head and her eyes began to widen, along with her smile, which slowly became more of a gesture of baring her teeth than it was a greeting.

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Nicaragua: A Knuckle Dragger's Guide Part 11

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Nicaragua: A Knuckle Dragger's Guide Part 11

It wasn’t about keeping up with those around us, but making sure we had what we needed, the rest going to friends, cold beer, and the big sky.

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Pesebre

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Pesebre

Man has an undeniable talent for destroying things he can never create.

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An Apology... Kinda

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An Apology... Kinda

"For example, suicidal tendencies and despair don't lead to productivity."

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