Democratic voters are not starved for choice next primary season. As soon as one candidate drops out, another jumps in to fill the void. This is caused by the fact all the leading candidates have significant issues and there is continual disagreement between the moderate and progressive wings of the party, making a selection painful, much like the Clinton-Sanders polarization of 2016.

Cognizant of how that infighting, corruption, and a candidate with a checkered past partially led to Trump being elected, voters this election season want to make sure the candidate they select has: no demons in the closet, an…

The Amazonian vine and leaf mixture ayahuasca — a potent, natural drug that allows you to explore the unconscious mind — has been exploding in popularity in recent years, especially among Silicon Valley types, new agers, and other pseudo-spiritual, trend-hopping doofuses that have infiltrated vast spaces of American and Western culture in the past decade or so. While ceremonies have been popping up in forward-thinking hipster areas such as San Francisco and Brooklyn, the most legitimate way to experience the drug is to travel somewhere in the Amazonian rainforest, (particularly in Peru) with real native shamans and a higher chance…

Posted on April 19, 2017Author millentanner@gmail.com

“I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books. I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me.”

— Hesse, Demian

Despite being a fairly free-spirited person, I’ve always been slightly skeptical of hippies. It’s mostly the fringe ideologies that I have the most trouble understanding, such as hardcore vegans, anti-vaccers, and communists. I’m all for ending war, eating and living healthier, and trying to make the world a better place…

Un hombre es más barato que una mula.”

— Guatemalan saying which in English means “a man is cheaper than a mule.”

About a year ago, when I was becoming interested in moving to South Florida and experiencing its diverse Latin culture, I read a book called “The Opens Veins of Latin America,” by Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano. With passionate and fiery rhetoric, the author chronologically follows the history of Latin America and how the continent’s development was stifled, abused and economically exploited by the West and how Latin America’s modern troubles were rooted in the past of unbridled greed…

GTO: Learning Spanish and Working Online in Guanajuato, Mexico

When one decides to travel by bus in the United States, it’s often as a last resort when all other options for travel have been exhausted. This is for good reason; the bus system in America is, at the best of times, merely functional. At its worst there are delays, smells, and the general uncomfortableness of being packed together with bunch of strangers like sardines. There is a general connotation that the bus is used mostly by the proletariat and if you have the money you should avoid such an experience…

“There’s a kind of mysteriousness about Mexico…but even more than that, a kind of unpredictability. You never know quite where you’re at, quite what’s going to happen, you don’t quite speak the language…They may announce once in awhile, ‘We’re doing to do this and that.’ But they want to leave that ‘what’s going to happen next?’ kind of atmosphere.” — -Paul Vanderwood

I was ruminating about where I wanted to go for New Year’s Eve and where I wanted to kick-start my four-year global adventure when I encountered this quote from a chapter in “Best American Travel Writing 2012” called…

Like so many others, I had followed the 2016 presidential election of the United States with morbid curiosity and like a ghastly pileup on the interstate, it was impossible to ignore, even though deep down you knew you probably shouldn’t pay too much attention to it. Both parties were determined to nominate two staggeringly unlikeable human beings, and while this is usually the case every four years in American politics, one got the sense 2016 had reached a new milestone in presenting the voters (at least reasonable ones) with the most cretinous candidates available. I had assumed, however, Hillary Clinton…

Tanner Millen

Poker player, digital nomad, blogger, type 1 diabetic. Interested in reading, writing, the outdoors, travel, and investing. http://www.tannermillen.com/

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