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September 2020: Why Are There So Many Part-Time Chocoholics?

​Days Sick: 7Days Danced: 0For the first week of September I was pretty sick with a cold or the flu or something that made my throat hurt some’n fierce. Eventually it downgraded to a strong cough and the covid test came back negative, but it still left me in near complete silence over Labor Day …

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July 2020: Preparing For My Quarter Life Crisis

​Days sick: 0Days danced: 0This month’s update will be relatively short. July marks over half of 2020 being in the past, and as of today, I’m a week out from being 25. I’ve been pretty reflective over the last few weeks, and since I’m still in quarantine, quite frankly there’s not much to report. Also, this …

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June 2020: An American’s Search For Culture

Days sick: 0Days danced: 0This month I was getting a lot of tests done, reconnecting with a lot of people, moving back into DC, and starting a new venture (or two) online. I did some seminars & other book learnin’ for work-related things, in addition to (almost) finishing the redesign of my site. What I’m …

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Amsterdam’s Chocoa Festival: What’s New In 2020

Unlike in coffee, the chocolate industry has relatively few large conferences open to the public. The industry is still quite secretive, except for one segment— craft. The specialty, or bean to bar chocolate industry is a subset which has built its customer base on the standard of transparency. So it only makes sense that one …

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February 2020: Hustling From Bali to Brussels

Days sick: 0Days danced: 1Although this month started out very stressful, it ended rather tranquilo. While Asia saw coronavirus unsurprisingly explode, I left the continent and headed to Europe for the first time in nearly 7 years, making it to my first huge chocolate festival in about as much time! Seminyak, Ubud, and Done Arriving …

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