Posts By: Marcus Bucek

Confessions of an overthinking backpacker

Here’s the toughest thing to admit about my four-month solo “Eurodyssey:” I’d built up high expectations of adventurous discovery, falling in love with a pretty European girl and segueing into wild romantic escapades, and then brunching it after a hedonistic booze-fuelled night. With these ideals of what SHOULD happen — rather than what COULD happen — you can imagine… Read more »

70 years under the bomb; a reflection

July 16, 2015, marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of the nuclear age — starting with the first atomic test in Los Alamos, N.M. as part of the Manhattan Project’s aim to develop an atomic bomb before the Nazis did. Watching the fireball rise, lead scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer remarked on its significance, quoting the Hindu… Read more »