Saying Goodbye to Anthony Bourdain, and the ‘Bourdain Soul’

See my response to this post. I had wanted to write a tribute to Anthony Bourdain on my own but hadn’t gotten started in time.  Eric’s post provided the perfect opportunity for me to collaboratively discuss Bourdain with other thinkers and fans, so I posted as a comment – an article-length comment.  Things are always better in interaction.

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If you don’t know who Anthony Bourdain is it’s probably because you hate traveling and good food. He was THE perennial all-star travel and food critic; he held the job that I, and anyone with any sense of sense, dreamed of having.

And besides the actual Anthony Bourdain – the witty, sarcastic, crass storyteller, chef extraordinaire – I think many fans have a place in their souls which could be called the ‘Bourdain soul’; that special place in the psyche lost in dreams of endless travel and culinary luxury. This dream would remain pure fantasy if it were not for a select few people, like Anthony Bourdain, who actually lived the dream.

Now, I’m not totally foolish. I know from the dozens of celebrity suicides in the past that the luxurious life does not guarantee a paradise of soul; I know from endless readings of my spiritual heroes of the…

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從主6年、依靠主、愛主。感謝主給我們好老師和好教材,幸福之餘亦興奮,想要把在北美聽到的課翻譯成中文與更多朋友分享!福音真的是無價的珍珠!提姆凱勒有一句極有趣的話:文是為福音所造。"The ultimate purpose of language is the Gospel." - Tim Keller 福音美兮,願我在這裡的拙文能同大家享受也分享上帝的福音。 家在溫哥華,現今在芝加哥建築工程業界工作(因此而翻譯事工停頓了許多年),禱告有一天能全心全意地好好地宣道、講道、護道、翻譯、畫畫聖經啟示,等。 C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow (Chicago Chapter) 魯益師研究院 同仁 Registered Translator in British Columbia (Chinese to English); Translator and interpreter of English to Chinese literature Pianist (Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music) Enthusiast of Christian apologetics, art, culture, history, literature, religion, science, philosophy, design and thoughtful living.
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