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Life On the Tangential Trajectory

Once every so often, I make a mistake. Sometimes, they’re the little ones, the kind you can easily take an eraser to, or rub it out with your thumb. Talking on my cellphone, and missing the exit on the Interstate, is one example. Dousing…

April 19, 2013
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TripAdvisor Takes a Road Trip to Reality

There is something so completely wrapped-up-in-a-quilt, warm and bunny slippers-fuzzy about the internet travel site, TripAdvisor®. If you haven’t discovered “the most popular travel site on the internet,” (according to its Co-founder and CEO, Steve Kaufer) and are planning a trip, armchair or otherwise, I…

January 11, 2013
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Outrunning Frankenstorm. Living On the Edge of Insanity

There are circumstances that blow into our lives which illustrate the futility of planning anything. I harbor aspirations towards organization, of being in control of my intentions, when what I should truly pursue is the science of fluidity. Last week gave me a lesson…

November 9, 2012
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Is It News That the Human Race is Directionally Challenged?

Over green chile omelets laced with gooey cheddar cheese last Sunday morning, my friend Phillip attempted to explain to me how GPS satellites worked. While the rest of our table dissected their breakfasts, and hassled over the extent of terrain our next bike excursion…

October 5, 2012
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Hitting the Window

When I was a kid, we traveled a lot by car across the country, and back. There were a handful of vacations where we flew to our destination, but memories of those are hazy, and I’m pretty sure they involved crossing large bodies of…

August 24, 2012
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Taking Shopping to Great Heights

Ever since I can remember, my mother has benignly referred to my dad as “Louis Pasteur” for his additions to modern science and germ theory:  my father is absolutely certain that germs can be labeled for their provenance. Pursuant to this field of study,…

June 15, 2012