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#OuNewNormal | LP Penner of Winnipeg, Manitoba

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LP Penner joins me to talk about their life in Winnipeg, Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic and just how it shapes their new normal. Read More »

WAIW | How to Eat a Mangosteen

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To break-up the release of #OurNewNormal episodes, I thought I should share this week's WAIW episode about eating mangosteen. Read More »

#OurNewNormal | Jessica Freedman of Phuket, Thailand

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Her dogs and cats have been frequent guests in past videos of mine, but the newest #OurNewNormal episode is the first time I've had Jessica Freedman join me in a video. Read More »

#OurNewNormal | Tamara Rich of Melbourne, Australia

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In the seventh #OurNewNormal episode, we go back to Australia to talk with Tamara Rich, an essential worker in Melbourne. Read More »

#OurNewNormal | Ryan Patey of Saigon, Vietnam

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Today, as part of the #OurNewNormal series, I talked with a close friend about his experience in Saigon, Vietnam. Read More »

WAIW | Morning Market Haul in Saigon

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Even though I can't go on any big adventures during the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm lucky enough to have great options for food at my local market. Read More »