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From My Window

Nana L died this summer. No no- you don’t have to screw your face into that expression and you can uncock your head and stop murmuring but thank you, I appreciate the sentiment. I grew up with Nana L, and … Continue reading

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Appropriate Footwear for Hiking Mountains: the Agent L Guide

We here at Agent L headquarters have been rather ambivalent about hiking, camping and other outdoor sports for years, which in retrospect is kind of funny, as we grew up next to Patapsco State Park and spent our adolescence combing the … Continue reading

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Dealing With The World That Is Rather Than The One We Want

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
I’ve been purposely keeping quiet as Operation Protective Edge rages on, which for someone who writes about Israel seems like a counterproductive move. The problem is, I have seen very little to convince me…

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Ziplining!

For my second adventure I chose Ziplining with Alaska Canopy Adventures. Before we go into how this worked out for me, I want to stress that though the day was a disaster, I cannot say enough good things about the … Continue reading

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Adventure Karts!

It’s fun fact about Ketchikan time: tourism is the leading industry in this town, followed by fishing. Downtown is mostly comprised of a few streets that snake around the cruise-ship berths that are lined almost entirely with souvenir and jewelry … Continue reading

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Shootin Shit in the Woods

I was relaxing with a beer by the firepit in the backyard grotto on Saturday night, chitchatting with a neighbor I just met- a young man named Rowan who lives in a house with a few other young men, just … Continue reading

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A Year After Gezi

On the 28th or the 29th of May last year, I was smoking on the balcony with Z, in a break between classes. He started telling me about how out of control the original Gezi park protest had gotten, and … Continue reading

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June 1, 2013, Gezi Park

Originally posted on agent L abroad:
To continue my story– when we were all vaselined, (sidebar- really, Agent J? Everyone told me vaseline helped) and had 50 cls of liquid courage in us, Lina and TJ and I headed down…

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Girding Our Loins for Battle

Originally posted on agent L abroad:
It was important for me to go to Taksim Square, but I will not lie, I was nervous. Cops make me nervous anyway. Turkish cops terrify the fuck out of me. The Turkish police,…

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#occupygezi

Originally posted on agent L abroad:
Agent L, having gotten back from Taksim Square only somewhat before 2 in the morning, and needing an hour and a half to wind down from an exhausting, uplifting, confusing, ultimately really awesome day,…

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