San Diego in Podunk-sized Pieces

I’m adjusting to urban life by breaking this big city into little places. An urban friend once told me that neighborhoods in cities functioned a lot like small towns. I think this is a little bit true. I also have continued to explore the familiar, and that means breweries make the list. People who drink […]
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Podunk on Special Assignment Encore

I find myself in western Michigan for an extended stay, and I’ve stumbled upon one pleasant surprise after another. First, after a summer of wildfires in the West, I am appreciative of Michigan’s oxygen. The trees and the humidity create a jungle-like effect, and the trees help block the view of no mountains. Michigan has […]
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Podunk on Special Assignment

I often find myself wondering, how did I get here? I mean just generally, in life. And then specifically, when I’m lost in the backcountry, or front country, or city. During Coronavirus Weirdness, I tried to apply myself to baking bread and improving my Spanish. I think I earned a solid C+ in the baking […]
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Podunk in Texas

I can’t explain why I get stuck in places, but I do. I am currently, for instance, stuck in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport area, which is a little on the urban side for my comfort level. The advantage of being in an urban metropolis is transportation options abound. My new best friends are Lyft drivers […]
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Product Placement

Now that I’ve started co-opting other people’s content, I find I am much more prolific. In this case, Podunk Meets Paradise’s only sponsor, Sturdy Pine Gear & Repair, has released a video that at once taps into Podunkery and Paradisery in a way that inspired me to my core. I got my own Sturdy Pine […]
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Cowabunga!

Editor’s note: Podunk frequently solicits guest blogs, but rarely do I get takers. So please join me as we warmly welcome the Fixer, who shares his harrowing eye witness account of … stuff. Gentle and especially loyal readers may remember the Fixer from the Argentina Adventure Episode 11. During May and June this year, Mother […]
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Pandemic Pie

Scientists warn the full effects of COVID-19 are still unknown. I got a glimpse into this insidious reality at Thanksgiving, and this is my story. Iron Chef keeps me in the culinary manner I’ve become accustomed to on this feasty holiday, orchestrating the meal from grocery shopping through drying the last dish. His proteges, Her […]
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My Sidekick Lucy Turns L

L is Roman Numeral for 50, for you non-Romans, and just so happens to be a perfect fit for my Sidekick Lucy’s birthday. L, of course, leads off Lucy, is featured prominently in 2L Mutha (Lucy’s hockey name), and trips over itself in LaLaLaLa., a common saying when you want to avoid contrary news coming […]
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Re-entry

My sidekick Lucy and I used to be obsessed with agent Sydney Bristow in Alias. Sydney would have these impossibly difficult assignments, sometimes get a little bit tortured, like having her teeth pulled without the nice laughing gas. No matter what, she would still have to show up to class, or her job at the […]
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The Argentina Adventure — Episode 16

Flying across the country yesterday was an eerie experience. I have no idea how we got so lucky, but we ended up in Bozeman, Montana, pretty much on time. Keep in mind, our route took us from Miami at 7 am to Newark back to Orlando to Denver and finally Bozeman at 9:30 pm. And […]
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