Things

Things. An exploration of the stuff I love, and why I love it.

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Things: Caribee backpack

For my first Things entry for 2012, I’ll be Tolkien[1. Not a typo.] about my black backpack. I’ve had it now for 13 years. I know this because I received it as a gift from my then-girlfriend’s parents for my 21st birthday. Although I wasn’t expecting a gift from them, when they gave it to […]

Things: Birkenstock sandals

Encountering the custom shoe makers in Hoi An on a recent trip, I decided to have my trusty Birkenstock sandals repaired and resoled. Again. I’ve had this pair of Birkenstock leather sandals for a long time — at least 10 years — but probably longer. During that time I’ve had them resoled four times, which […]