It’s done. Finito. Though we can still wrest shiny trinkets from the machine, we know in our hearts this won’t help us heal. It’s time to surrender.

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash


It’s true! E-bikes are fun as hell. You’ll find basic info and helpful resources in this article.

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Photo courtesy of the author


We must face what’s gone, and then find the gems

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Photo by Katie Moum on Unsplash


In 2014 I left Portland, Oregon and moved out of the country. There’s a lot of things I’m glad to be away from.

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Photo by Jimmy Conover on Unsplash


Restricted travel, a 10 p.m. curfew, and most restaurants closed

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This is the basic mood around here. Foto by author. Colico (LC) Italy.


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Photo by Matt Kochar on Unsplash


WHO ranked Italy as the 2nd best country in the world for overall healthcare in 2020. On paper, it looks pretty good. Here’s some reflections after living here.

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Hospital in Sondrio, Italy. From https://giornaledisondrio.it/


Year after year the same sad parade marches on. Can we just get up and leave?

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Mural on a wall in Venice Beach, 2010. Photo by author.


A vacation is one thing. Living through a cold damp winter is another.

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From the deck of the elegant El Charco restaurant, Colonia del Sacramento, UY. Foto by author.

About

Greg Hopkins

Retired. Surrounded by beauty. Grateful to have escaped the matrix. Fascinated by our collective evolutionary journey.

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