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An Evolution of Ben

An Evolution of Ben

Working on getting my new website up to par, I decided to do a combine a few photos, briefly showing my personal evolution over the last few chapters of my life. I like my path over the last few years, but I really like where I’m at…. Let me know what ya’ll think. [photo credits to Skepticon, Wendy...
Daily SweaterVest: Bound-up

Daily SweaterVest: Bound-up

So…. First he was a lovable goofball named Kelso, then the replacement for Charlie Sheen, and now he is an image result when I googled “bound rationality”. Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce Ashton Kutcher! That very well could be Google knowing my preferences, but still…
The Story of Two Drinks

The Story of Two Drinks

So… Recently, while traveling through Guayaquil, I purchased two delicious, Ecuadorian produced drinks. One was a delicious tomatillo juice, and the other was a Rockstar energy drink. Now, I know what you are asking… How on earth is the Rockstar energy drink Ecuadorian? As it turns out, dear reader, there is a bottling plant in...
Clean Water by the Numbers

Clean Water by the Numbers

Water is one of the most, if not the most, important molecules for all life as we know it. Water makes up about 65% of the mass of a human cell, and about 98.73% of the molecules in the human cell. Water makes up more than 70% of the earth’s surface. And water played a...
Step 4

Step 4

So, While traveling abroad, and teaching, and working, and just existing in a drastically different environment and culture, I occasionally run into little problems where I have no idea what is going on. This type of problem occurs when ordering food, but it is seldom important, as the food is usually delicious. This type of...
Weights and Measures

Weights and Measures

So, A friend of mine told me how brave I was for writing about something as sensitive as my own obesity. I disagree…. For me, talking about my weight when I was large was easy. It is easy for me to poke fun at myself and show vulnerability through jokes about something I’m shamed about....
The Z/Zed discrepancy

The Z/Zed discrepancy

(This post was written as we were in our 3rd week in Cambodia) So, For the last few weeks, we have been in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and working with the Bridge Of Life School. We are teaching English to the students of this school, who speak Khmer (the language of Cambodia). There are two classes...
25 Minutes

25 Minutes

A 5 liter bottle for the house, A 1.5 liter bottle for me. Another 1. 5 liter bottle for Conor. And another for Wendy. Wendy and Michelle have “reusable” water bottles, so 700ml each for those. That is roughly the amount of water we, the Pathfinders Pack, drink a day. And so that is the...
Confessions of a Fat Guy in Cambodia

Confessions of a Fat Guy in Cambodia

(This post was written as we were leaving Cambodia) So, If you read Conor’s recent post, you may have noticed something. I dare say I played the omnivore better than Michelle and Wendy, who had trouble adjusting to how the number of bones seemed to increase with each passing meal. Now, I am not in...
Modern Embassies

Modern Embassies

So, The PathfindersProject trip is a long one….. This trip is a year long, in 8 countries, and with more than 10 service location. So a lot of planning went into the trip….. That being said, things change, and success favors the prepared and the flexible, so one of the precautions we took was to...
Missing them….

Missing them….

So, today was our last full day in the village. We will be heading back to Siem Reap tomorrow afternoon. And after only a week in this village, a week without running water, electricity, Internet, and non-squat toilets, I have begun to adjust to this way of life…to adjust to sleeping on the floor under...