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Ten Reflections on the Ten Principles of Burning Man thumbnail

For an event of its size, Burning Man has very few rules. It is a pretty successful experiment in letting people set their own limits, exercise their judgement, and govern themselves. There are however, ten principles – not commandments, but rather a reflection of the community at Burning Man and an integral part of what Burning…

This week found me back in my beloved Brooklyn. For the first half of the week, I did something I haven’t done in a long time — I played tour guide and hit all the major sights in order to give Anders a crash course in New York City. On one particular day we walked all…

When I first heard of Rebtel, the new budget international calling service, I think I shared most people’s initial reaction — um, don’t we have Skype for that? But then I reflected on the evils of monopolies — and I’m not talking about the board games. Competition is healthy in every market, and so I was…

The Cost of Burning Man thumbnail

While there are insane amounts of information online about preparing for Burning Man, there was one question I had a hard time finding a straight answer to. Exactly how much does Burning Man cost? I’m providing my own personal dollar for dollar cost breakdown here in hopes that it helps someone else prepare for The Playa…

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I read somewhere that trying to describe Burning Man to a person who hasn’t been is like trying to describe different hues to a colorblind person. Now that I have returned from my own inaugural sojourn to Black Rock City, I can understand the struggle. Photos might show a technicolor rave, but don’t do much to…

This week I had the absolute pleasure of visiting my mom’s new old house in Martha’s Vineyard. She somewhat spontaneously bought one of the Oak Bluffs “gingerbread houses” — as my sister and I called them growing up — after our trip last summer and has poured herself into the renovation process since. I can’t wait…

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