Consider the humble motorcycle. Commonly known in East Africa as a “boda-boda” (the vibrating sound of a poorly muffled two-stroke engine) they have become ubiquitous across the continent over the past decade, thanks to their durability and affordability. …

Going back to the office may be harder than you expect.

A few years ago at a company I used to work for, my manager gave me approval to work from home 50% of the time. It was great, it happened at a moment when I had recently become a…

“We were somewhere outside of Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.”

Thus begins “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” Hunter S. Thompson’s savage journey to the heart of the American dream.

Weighing in at a madcap 200 pages, “Fear and Loathing” makes for a quick read. Terry Gilliam’s 1998 film adaptation hews closely to the book, as does the 1996 audio-book…

One of the principal reasons I chose my current profession was the appeal of travel. Going places I’d never been. Meeting people I wouldn’t otherwise have encountered. Seeing things that no one at home had ever seen.

Recreational international travel is, for the most part, the domain of the wealthy…

In “Meet me in the Morning” Bob Dylan paraphrases Thomas Fuller, saying “…the darkest hour is right before the dawn.” The phrase contains a truth that is both simple and complex.

Like the old riddle, “how far into the forest can you go?” the smug literalist answer replies, “halfway” because…

#TTMMFR

I grew up in a rather large family with a rather limited income. Not what I would call impoverished — I never missed a meal to my recollection — but money was usually tight, and there was rarely “extra” anything even though we always got by. …

Isaac Morrison

Baltimore native, anthropologist, researcher, inventor, potter, writer, and traveler (Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, and bits of Asia).

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