My name is Paul Kuhne and I am recent graduate of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas Austin. Prior to grad school, I supported community engagement at hostels and remained active in Boston’s social impact space. But as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with politics and far-flung places. From interviewing farmers about Chavismo in remote parts of rural Venezuela to discussing Uganda’s open data policy with the author himself, I have a knack for chatting with curious people in even stranger places. And because of this, I’ve continued to be an avid traveler, reader, writer, and over-thinker. But rather than stew on my experiences in silence, I’ve decided, like so many other self-indulgent millennials, to create a blog.
From travel writing to political commentary, I hope you’ll find the different subjects covered here to be evocative, informative and at times, downright entertaining. My writing is inspired by those other political travel writers who have come before me, including people like Paul Theroux, Emma Larkin, Andrew Mueller, and Kira Salak. I do my best to update it regularly, especially when I’m traversing far off lands. And as things often are, these pieces will remain both deeply interconnected but fundamentally different. Here’s to continued travels and even greater reflection.
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P.P.S. I also have an underground hip-hop blog called In Steady Rotation. If you’re a hip-hop head or just someone looking to stream some quality new hip-hop, I highly recommend it. It’s also available in the menu above. Click the logo below to check out my most recent posts.