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10 epic Burning Man moments that are finally coming back to me

In Festival, Jesse's Journal, Top 10, United States of America by Jesse Anderson1 Comment

I didn’t intend for my first burn to be like this. No one does. You don’t do the burn. The burn does you. I intended for my Burning Man moments to include making magic with my camera, walking around naked, meditating in the morning, etc. Instead, a lot of other things happened. I forgot some of them until my brain …

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What is Burning Man? A Virgin’s Perspective (Pre-burn)

In Art, Culture, Documentary, Festival, Jesse's Journal, Lifestyle, North America, United States of America by Jesse Anderson4 Comments

The Burning Man idea sparked me right away. Mutant vehicles and massive, beautiful art installations. Burning a big wooden man in the desert. The images met my brain in an explosion of interest and curiosity. Burning man was definitely one for the bucket list. Now a few years later, I’m on my way to my first burn. I now realize …

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The Magic of the Camino

In Culture, Europe, Inspiration, Jesse's Journal, Narrative Essay, Personal development, Spain, Travel Stories by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

This is part of a series on walking the Camino de Santiago. Solvitur ambulando — Latin: “It is solved by walking” We all have problems. As the world gets more complicated, problems don’t seem to get much easier to solve. One solution—or at least the first step to a solution—is a good walk. A walk may begin with a mind …

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Overcoming the Culture of Bullshit

In Culture, Personal development, Social Commentary by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

When asked, “What makes you angry about the world?” a long list of depressing, fearful situations came to mind. Bullshit was at the center of it all.  What is Bullshit? It’s neither true nor false, but it is misleading. It’s rooted at the intersection of selfishness, excuse and ego. The bullshitter’s principal aim is to make an impression on whomever …

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My Guru Was a Seven-year-old Gypsy

In Culture, Featured Posts, India, Inspiration, Narrative Essay, Social Commentary, Travel Stories by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

I came to India thinking an old bearded Wiseman would come to me and teach me about life and who I am. However, my guru wasn’t old, nor a man, but a seven year-old, dark-skinned gypsy girl with a dirty pink t-shirt, short-cropped hair and a huge smile. She skipped up the dusty beach road to my friends and me …