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Gastronomica Reader :: Wikimania 2012

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The Gastronomica Reader
Univ of California Press, 2010.

What fun to find that the Gastronomica Reader , which includes my long article about Diana Kennedy and Mexican organic farming,  is on a book list run by an Estonian webrarian!

Fun because this connects directly to last week’s Wikimania 2012 in Washington, DC where I met a wikimanian from Estonia, Raul Veede.  Synchronicity and random serendipity are the most reliable indicators I follow in order to avoid the contrived pressures of marketing, crowd control, greed and aggression.  Long life the randomness of the internet and the global volunteer efforts of wiki writers everywhere.

P.S.  If you’ve used Wikipedia, consider making a donation.  What would we do without it?

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Mapping Party :: Congressional Cemetery Washington DC

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OpenStreetMap.org holds a mapping party at Congressional Cemetery on Sunday, July 15 10 a.m. to 3 pm.

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world and the advent of inexpensive portable satellite navigation devices.

I heard about this project at Wikimania 2012 which is going on this week at George Washington University and other venues around town including  Tech@State events.

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14/07/2012 at 7:09 pm

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Earth

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I recently learned about a project initiated by Everett Pompeii — a college student currently in Japan.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to Earth

Here are his words:
 “The more people you inspire to get out there, the better off the world is (in my view, anyway). Before we get too far, a bit about me. I’m a college student from the US, but I’m studying abroad in Japan.
On the way here, I backpacked and hitchhiked through most of Australia, New Zealand, and the East Coast of the US. I’m currently working on a how-to manual specifically for travelers like me; it’s called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Earth.  The project is on a crowd-sourcing website called Kickstarter, and it runs until June 29, 2012
7:00 PM EST.”
Everett asked me for advice and a blog post might help spread word about his project.  Does he know I have about 20 different blogs? Check out his travel blog to learn more about this enterprising nomad’s paths.

Written by patwa

13/06/2012 at 5:55 pm

Tradecraft of a Travel Writer

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This was fun to write! I shared trade secrets about travel writing in the May-June 2011 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine.   Explain that turquoise facade on the building in the background? Location?

Written by patwa

01/06/2011 at 6:01 pm

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Celebrating the 125th anniversary of Nellie Bly's historic voyage around the world in 72 days.

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