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Invisibilia Live with Story District: Telling a Story on NPR

I occasionally participate in live-mic storytelling with Story District in Washington D.C. Story District collaborated with National Public Radio (NPR) and its podcast, Invisibilia, to produce this live performance at the Lincoln Theater in DC, this April. Enjoy! https://www.npr.org/2018/04/20/619542747/corey-quinlan-taylor   … Continue reading

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Beseeching the Ocean to Forget the Day

For two months, I resided at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Typically, after a ten-hour workday, I would end the evening by sitting on the balcony of my room and watching the ocean. In my humble … Continue reading

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Abroad in Puerto Rico

Where have I been? For the past 45 days, I’ve been in Puerto Rico. I cannot say why I’m here, but in my downtime I’ll try to best convey my thoughts and feelings about my experiences with the people and … Continue reading

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Cultural Anthropology & the American Dive Bar

I’ve always had a fascination with dive bars. They’re cozy, tucked away establishments. A totem of neighborhood culture, where the staff appreciate you for tipping well and the walls are festooned with artifacts revering heroes – alive and departed. A … Continue reading

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A Visit to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture…

When approaching the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), the first thing I notice is its size. “Monolithic” comes to mind. On the National Mall of Washington, D.C., the trapezoidal prism encompasses five-acres. Its scale placed into … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Summer on the W&OD Trail…

When I need fresh air and exercise, I cycle the Washington & Old Dominion trail, a 45-mile pathway through northern Virginia, between Shirlington and Purcellville. The path follows the former roadbed of the W&OD railway. Walkers, joggers, and cyclists enjoy … Continue reading

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Dutch Stories: The Werewolf of Doylestown, PA!

So I have this friend named ____________; we’ve been friends for 19 years, since our time in Peace Corps. Standup guy. Jersey boy, through and through. He and I have had some amazing adventures over the years: from West Africa … Continue reading

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