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Since deciding to chuck all the trappings of a so-called “normal” life back in 2006, Nora Dunn has been traveling the world and chronicling her experiences on her blog The Professional Hobo. Seeing as how this is an extraordinary experience an awful lot of people aspire to, I thought it’d be interesting to look at the full-time vagabond life Nora’s created for herself to see what we can all learn about living out our dreams:
What prompted you to do this? Does this lifestyle choice reflect a deeper philosophical outlook?
I was on the brink of my 30th birthday, running a successful financial planning practice in Toronto when a [...]
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Trolling around the internet last week, I noticed that today is Harry Houdini’s birthday. Which got me thinking about the state of “magic” in our culture and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke’s famous quote:
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
In an era of computer-generated trickery ranging from software-doctored photos in magazines to entire computer-generated worlds in movies like Avatar, the idea of someone performing old-school prestidigitation seems almost quaint. Just the same, anyone who’s ever been wowed by updated versions of these traditional magic acts as performed by the likes of David Blaine or Penn & Teller understands that there’s some part of the human psyche that truly [...]