Travel Intrusions and Assertions of Language Limitation

Examining Centuries of Procedure in Travel Narratives “…the very words that signify lying treachery, dissimulation, avarice, envy, belitting, pardon—unheard of.”Montaigne, Des Cannibales           “And you there support the Bay City Rollers, not the IRA, isn’t that right?” asserted a soldier to my mother in the early 1970’s as she sat still in her bed. At just …

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Of the Misdeeds of Minimalism

          In a 2015 documentary by Matt D’Avella titled Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, Joshua Fields Millburn reports that when he started letting go he felt “freer, happier, lighter…”. As the stars of the film, he and his best friend Ryan Nicodemus spread a message of emancipation, of moving towards a minimal life, while …

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