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About L’appel Du Vide
There exists a psychological phenomenon in which perfectly sane people, with no desire to die, find themselves faced with a steep cliff and experience a strong desire to leap. To jump from their safe vantage point into the unknown. This phenomenon is so common in fact, that the french have a term for it: L’appel du Vide – Call of the Void.
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Monthly Archives: January 2012
In the 1600s Amsterdam was one of the richest cities in the entire world. Home of the Dutch East India Company, the city’s ports saw thousands upon thousands sailors come and go as spices were brought from the Far East. These sailors, fresh off of months at sea, were eager to take advantage of the pleasures of land and soon dozens of brothels popped up on the streets near the harbor. Over time, as the world changed and the spice trade became less profitable, Amsterdam’s prosperity declined. With the drop and trading, the sailors no longer visited the city on … Read More
As you may have noticed, I now have a brand new layout for the blog! I switched to Word Press which seems to function a lot better than blogger and also changed the colors to hopefully make everything a little easier to read. So, please tell me what you think of the changes. Let me know if you have any issues with broken links, bad navigation, etc. I would love to get your feedback!
When I was in high school, a common joke was to say to tell an overly trusting someone ”gullible is written on the ceiling.” Usually the person would look up and, as they realized their mistake, everyone would laugh. (Yeah, we really knew how to live) If you fell for this joke once or twice, you became hardened to the cruel ways of high school and made sure your eyes stayed glued to your challenger. Well, eventually, some jokester actually wrote the word gullible on the ceiling of the drama classroom in large black letters. (Like I said, we lived large). The next time … Read More