Author Archives: David S. Atkinson

About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...

I’m Thankful For the Boiling Water

I’m thankful for the boiling water. Because of it, I was able to try choclo on our recent trip to Peru. I’m not sure I would have chanced it otherwise, and I really wanted to try it. It was really … Continue reading

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A Surprise Addiction From Peru

I picked up an interesting addiction while in Peru. Inca Kola. Apparently this soft drink is a big deal in Peru, though it was apparently invented by a British immigrant as opposed to someone of Peruvian origin. It’s everywhere though, … Continue reading

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Things To See In The Plaza de Armas In Cusco

There are many things one can see in the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. The Plaza de Armas in Cusco is a large square near another smaller square. There’s a cathedral and a church (yes, both), but that isn’t what I want to … Continue reading

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My Wife’s Secret Trick To Balancing The Egg

When you visit the equator museum outside Quito in Ecuador, one of the activities involves balancing an egg on the head of a nail. Apparently, this can be done exactly on the equator because if the yolk settles right nothing … Continue reading

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What Was That All About?

Imagine you’re on a vacation in Cusco, Peru. Imagine you book a city tour on the side of your main tour through your tour company. Not with your tour company specifically, but through another company that your tour company works … Continue reading

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Those That Betray Their Brethren

On my recent trip to Ecuador/Peru, I found myself considering those that betray their brethren. For example, we have Mr. Peanut, a peanut that advertises people to buy other peanuts to eat. Similarly, we have Starkist’s Charlie the Tuna. We … Continue reading

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The Long Awaited Explanation

Remember how I promised you I’d eventually explain what I was doing with all the banana animated gifs? Yeah, I’ve been on vacation in Ecuador and Peru and needed a bunch of quick posts I could schedule ahead of time. … Continue reading

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