Monthly Archives: December 2012

It Takes Guts

So much for being human.  Over the last two hundred years humanity has gone from being the child of god, to an evolving mammal, and after a few more intermittent steps we have emerged as mere bacterial hosts.  Welcome to … Continue reading

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Warbler Tales

A unique park, a wildlife oasis, awaits discovery only a few miles from the heart of Washington, DC.  Located in the Virginia suburbs the park’s wildlife is not limited to the usual and not very interesting squirrels, deer and house … Continue reading

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Exceptional Hedonism

It comes as no surprise to say that one can have too much of a good thing. Stories of excess are never hard to find, though one from New Zealand stood out.   An unconscious man, whose van had been found … Continue reading

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Bike Wars

Virtuosity comes in many forms.  My friend found his by coming to work each morning on the train, having first walked from his house about a mile away, across a heavily traveled intersection.  He always lugged the same ugly dirty … Continue reading

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Franchising and Artisanal Miners

“The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson  Introduction Imagine a river in equatorial Africa or a tributary running down towards the Amazon.  Near the shores of the … Continue reading

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