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My Body, the Astra-Zeneca COVID Vaccine, and Health Tracking

At the beginning of March, I got my first shot of the much-discussed Astra-Zeneca vaccine – and it was a great chance to compare between personal feeling and…

Social Media Is Not Your Participation in the Public Sphere

Democracy, the way its story is told in the mythology of Western civilization, began with the Athenian agora. The marketplace. Only here, people didn’t just trade goods, they…

Biology, Life’s Fragility – and Its Affirmation

Having learned more and more of biology has made me fairly anxious. Getting older isn’t helping, either.

The Normality of 2020

2020 has felt far from normal. Yet, it is not a break with normality. It is a break with recent baselines and a return to what has been…

Playing with Wolves

… in run-photography fashion, with the wolves sculptures by Liu Ruowang in front of Palazzo Pitti.

Microexploration: World (Food) Travel In Your Kitchen

The very idea of traveling somewhere just for the food – a rising category not long ago – seems rather decadent right now. At the same time, though,…

Microexploration: Learning and Teaching by Travel

Or, Does Travel Blogging Have to Be Influencer Marketing?

#LookCloser, Different: Returning One’s Gaze Closer

Our expanded circles of connection and attention are praised continuously. No longer are we only, parochially, concerned about our families and villages, but the whole world. Is that…

Microexploration and the Need to #GetAtHome in Times of Coronavirus

A new virus going around, impacting lives everywhere… It is exactly the kind of thing that makes people wish they were not a part of this world. But,…