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James B. Conant High School, Trinity International University, Yale University
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Hey, I'm Don!
Eugene, Oregon, United States · Member since April 2012

I'm a writer and I travel a lot, often to misbegotten places. Although I get paid by the word, I don't consider writing my profession. I'd rather call myself a storyteller. Or, even better, a story collector. A flaneur. I try to experience life in real time.

Motto: "Pay attention and tell the truth." Paying attention is the harder but more rewarding part. I want to be a teller only in the sense of a bank teller, facilitating a reliable transaction. Nobody's favorite part of Show & Tell was "tell." So I like to see for myself. Then I do my best to show what I've seen to others.

Australia's drought has hurt farmers but helped miners. Japan's earthquake turned their 7-Elevens into impromptu cell-phone-recharging stations. Tahrir Square is round.

I'm an early riser. I enjoy walking, especially at sunrise. Cities enthrall me. I'm generally quiet, but I love a good conversation. A good friend once called me a "failed introvert."

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