"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

9.10.2005

to do

I've had a list of things to do before dying for many years. With a little inspiration from Kevin, I'm posting part of that list here:

  1. Visit every continent - North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Australia
  2. Visit 30 countries by age 30 - DONE! - March 2008
  3. Live in Africa. - 1998, 2000, 2006, 2007
  4. Paddle the Rio Grande. - 2004
  5. Write an academic book that's worth reading.
  6. Write a non-academic book that's worth reading.
  7. Stand on the Great Wall of China.
  8. See the Valley of the Umzimkulu. - 2003
  9. Visit 50 states.
  10. Bungee jump off the Victoria Falls bridge - 2007
  11. Read the Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
  12. Write a published essay. - 2006
  13. See Machu Pichu - 2008
  14. Raft the Nile. - 2006
  15. Earn a PhD. - 2009
  16. Meet a big-time rock star. - 2001 (Bono)
  17. Hear Guy Clark sing "Dublin Blues" live. - 2003
  18. Whitewater raft on every continent - 3 down, 3 to go
  19. Meet a president - 2005 (Clinton)
  20. Raft the Zambezi - 2007
  21. Take a pirogue on the Congo River.
  22. See the Southern Cross. - 2006
  23. Attend the Festival au Desert.
  24. Climb a water tower without getting arrested.
  25. Two-step at Bob Wills Day in Turkey (Texas).
  26. Shark dive in Cape Town.
  27. Raft the Euphrates in Turkey (Turkey).
  28. Dive on the Great Barrier Reef - snorkeling while sick (close enough) - 2008.
  29. Get quoted in the New York Times - 2010

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