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How Will We Live Tomorrow? Geek Edition

The MIT Reunion Committee asked me talk about my bicycle trip at a TIM Talk (TIM = MIT backwards. Same Same but different from TED Talk. Get it?) I took a rather math/physics angle on my trip for the fifteen … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Amre, Tallahassee FL

Okay, okay, call me shallow. How could I resist requesting an invitation to stay with Amre after reading the opening line of his couchsurfing profile. A bit about me : +-1m71, +-71 kg. Clear brown complexion. Dark hair. Brown eyes. … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Kelle and Waid Barfield, Vicksburg MS

The force field that pulls us back to our hometowns cannot be charted or measured. Some of us rocket away and never return, others never venture far from our nest. Still others explore the wider world and wind up back … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Keith Reed, Perkins OK

“We live in a time of cultural complacency. People just sit there and take it. We don’t protest. We just take what the preacher says.” There’s nothing complacent about Keith Reed. After completing two long tours: the first across North … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg, Oklahoma City OK

During high school circa 1973, Mary Reynolds wore corduroy pants and a cargo jacket, blew a wicked trumpet, and honed her musicianship more carefully than her algebra skills. During college visits home I enjoyed hearing her band, ‘Sisters of Swing,’ … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 396 – St Augustine FL to Ponte Vedra Beach FL

December 19, 2016 – Fog, 60 degrees Miles Today: 33 Miles to Date: 20,705 States to Date: 48    Saint Augustine is a lovely town, even on a grey day. The Visitor’s Center gives a good overview of the city’s … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Laura Lee and Cara Hines, Abilene TX

Intuition and trust are not zero-sum traits; they are expanding blossoms. The more we exercise them, the deeper they root in our psyches, the greater they flower in our countenance. My rewarding experiences with so many people over the past … Continue reading

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