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    Hi, my name is Scott Ferguson. I write, travel, and help others find freedom in life.

    On this site, I share my experiences of long term travel, spending a bunch of time in China, and creating a great life.

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    Scott Ferguson, Writer, Stepping Out of the Grind
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    The Important Things Are Not Things

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    A few years ago, when I packed all of my belongings into a 10’ x 10 10’ storage area and prepared to depart for Beijing and a year of travelling, I was reminded of the futility of owning things. At … (Read More)

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    Six Things I Did Not Miss & Two I Did While Travelling For a Year

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    Long term travelling can be exciting and challenging.  One thing that is hard to predict is what you may or may not miss from your daily life back home.  Following are a few things I did NOT miss and a … (Read More)

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    Experiments in Living #3: One Trip a Month for a Year!

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      At the beginning of 2015 I decided to take an out of town trip every month for at least one weekend. After twelve months, I am happy to report I did it as planned—hurrah! As always, I tried to … (Read More)

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    Chill Out: How I Transform My Perspective at Will

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    When I’m working and feel a need to chill out for a few minutes, I play a slide show loaded with some favorite photos of flowers I’ve taken around the world. The images have an instant impact on my energy. … (Read More)

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    Experiments in Living # 2: Living Car Free for Thirty Days

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    Experiments in Living is an ongoing series of investigations about trying to improve–my life, my self-awareness, my well-being, my freedom to choose. The experiments are about living into my vision of life; they serve as a means to try something … (Read More)

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    Three Keys to Maintaining High Performance Or, Three Hundred Nutcrackers & One Tough Nut

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    While reading an interview with a dancer in “The Nutcracker” who had performed the lead role of Marya over 300 times, I was struck by her high level of excitement and interest in the character even after so many years … (Read More)

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    Raw Pork for Breakfast or, Learning to Live with an Open Mind

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    “This dish is called Himmel und Erde which means Heaven and Earth, but I don’t know why,” said my German friend as we ate lunch in Cologne (Köln). “Hmmm, this is blood sausage, mashed potatoes, and gourmet applesauce. Perhaps the … (Read More)

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    Experiments in Living # 1: Life Without Television

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      “Experiments in Living” is about trying to improve: my lifestyle, my self-awareness, my well-being, my freedom to choose. Experiments in which I choose to give up attachments have especially increased my sense of freedom because they are focused on … (Read More)

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    Finding Freedom: Languages

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    (Above: Welcome sign in northern Laos.) I love learning languages.  For me, it is fun, interesting, challenging, and rewarding.   In actuality, I am not a very fast learner of languages.  In the way some people enjoy to play golf or … (Read More)

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    A Dead Man’s Party in Bangkok

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    One night in Bangkok I saw a tourist die on the sidewalk along Khao San Road, a notorious haven of nightlife. He was lying on the ground as I joined the scene. An Australian guy delivered CPR, but eventually stopped, … (Read More)

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