World State at Trump Inauguration

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A description of world geopolitics at Trump’s inauguration since it’s an interesting point in history where the world was finally becoming multipolar again, when several old alliances and balances of power were being tested, and where geopolitics has become considerably Read more ›

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Most Beautiful Travel Experiences

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Most Beautiful Travels Full moon over pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar: This was impossible to capture and impossible to describe. The full moon, low on the horizon,  centuries-old pagodas outlined against it. Unbelievable. With Haksing, Karn, Eric, Ma. Worthington glacier hike, Read more ›

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Kilimanjaro Sunrise

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The alarm rings, it is midnight A breakfast hastily downed We set out to climb Kilimanjaro A few distant clouds tease the horizon Into the darkness we are flung up against the mountain Just as the stars Are glitter flung Read more ›

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The Fairytale of RNA

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Once upon a time, a straggly, nomadic band of brothers journeyed together through vast, foreign lands. They were called the tRNA. One day, the land began to change, slowly but surely. The tRNA were laid-back and happy. They did not Read more ›

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Burning Man: An Anthropological Analysis

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Abstract Burning Man has attracted attention from anthropologists for its distinctive nature. This paper argues that Burning Man combines religious and tribal elements. Religious elements are seen in the pilgrimage-like and ritualistic nature of Burning Man. Tribal elements are seen Read more ›

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