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Autumn at Achensee

I wasn’t in the mood for an excursion this weekend. I was just getting over a bad cold, and I have something called a Schleimbeutel Enzündung in my left shoulder, which simply means inflammation of the bag of mucus that serves as a cushion between the bones in my shoulder and my left arm bone. […]

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Expat Author Interview with Foreign Flavours: a New Anthology from Writers Abroad

Today’s interview is with a book. I know that’s odd. Books don’t normally talk, but this one took time out of its busy schedule to answer my questions. And to make things even more amazing, Foreign Flavours was born today–October 24. Talk about a prodigy. IMBO: Let’s talk about talent. What exactly are you, Foreign […]

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Robert Vaughan Reads Me!

Hello, pretty IMBO reader. I’ve been in London this weekend without very much internet access at all, but I’ve found an internet cafe so that I can bring to you something I’m very proud of. My story “The Pain Taster,” which originally appeared at Marcu Speh’s Kaffe in Katmandu, has now been featured on Flash […]

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A Year in Signs 2011

I heart signs. I love the concept of a piece of metal hanging around somewhere for the sole purpose of telling me where to go, how to get there, why I should go there or why I shouldn’t. Taking pictures of signs is a significant obsession of mine. Some signs are humorous, some are art, […]

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Expat Author Interview with Rose Hunter

Poet Rose Hunter(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) ________________________________ The poet Rose Hunter has lived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for about two and a half years now, which to Rose seems both long, and not that long. Originally from Australia, Rose spent ten […]

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Autumn at Radnor Lake

Radnor Lake, Tennessee’s first Natural Area, needs your help.Become a Friend of Radnor Lake. […]

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Bunt! Color! Free Photo Friday…on Saturday!

Today at I Must Be Off! I’m feeling colorful, so I want to celebrate it and share it with you. Wherever I travel around this wonderful world, I’m amazed by color. What a gift. I’m serious about that–no sarcasm or humor there. These photographs remind me that the world needs variety to exist (that’s a […]

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The Long Night of Museums

(Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) ___________________________ This is difficult, but I need to confess something to you. I hate museums. It’s not that I’m particularly uncultured–I’m so cultured I’m practically bacterial. Museums make my legs hurt. If it were possible to run […]

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Expat Author Interview with Kate Brown

Writer and Filmmaker Kate Brown (Important! If this post is cut off at the bottom, please reload the page. This usually solves the problem.) _________________________ Kate Brown, a British film-maker and writer, has lived in Berlin for a year now. Before that, she lived in Amsterdam for almost eleven years. Speaking Dutch has made learning […]

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Free Photo Friday…Famous Places

Ever needed a picture of The Eiffel Tower but you were afraid to swipe one from someone’s website? Or what about the leaning tower of Pisa? People have all these pics of famous places, but they’re stingy (and probably professional photographers). Not me. I’m sweet (and not professional). I’m giving you all of these pics […]

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