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Flying a weigh

We have come a long way since the Wright Brothers hitched a ride on their glorified kite. We have flown men to the moon, simulated zero-gravity flights, and are setting sights on commercial space travel. And yet, some commercial airlines today still have problems with weight. Some of you who have read...

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Dadhood: Week one

Life is an ever moving circus of change. Change, the only constant, is sometimes, good, sometimes bad, and sometimes, so fabulous it deserves a separate category altogether. As of writing this article – or at least beginning this article – I have successfully completed my first week of fatherhood. I...

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Bsting lies, no papa

It has been several years since I received an award or a nomination. The last time was in 2009, and the one before was in 2008. Since 2010, nothing. Nada. It’s almost as if my low frequency of posts and inactivity has taken a toll. But that’s changing now. I...

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Watson, a name.

I don’t often start off an article with a quote. But I think I can make an exception for the classic line from the Beard of Avon, Will Spearshaker. “What’s in a name? A rose, by any other name, would still cost a fortune on Valentine’s eve.” Or something to...

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ApParent expectations

Life is full of expectations, and that’s good, right? Expectations are positive, encouraging feelings that motivate us to experience life in all its splendor – except when they’re not. When your boss tells you that he expects your report on his desk by evening, he’s not being an overly optimistic gypsy predicting...

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An African Miracle – Perspective Corrections

“Another day, another impala”, thought Kefir. “Jeez! Sure, it’s great to have food again, but come on… how about some variety?” He harrumphed as he grudgingly munched on his impala. Variety or not, he wasn’t stupid enough to go hungry on principle. You… seem confused. Right. Maybe a bit of preface...

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Floody rains in the desert

You don’t normally think of rains in the desert. Deserts are supposed to be… deserty, right? And the Middle East is the desertiest of all known deserts. When you think of the Middle Eastern desert, you think of an Arab nomad herding a line of camels on top of dry...

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What a bargain…?

I am a poor negotiator – nay, I’m a fantastically awful one. There’s simply no denying that. I’ve probably bled out more cash on random trinkets than any man alive… with the possible exception of my dad. That’s how I know that negotiation skills are genetic. My dad is awesome at a...

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Killing your drive

I know a lot of people who are passionate about driving. Something about the roar of the engine, the high of being in control, the weird psychological feeling that it’s an extension of your personal space – I’m not sure exactly what drives the passion, but it’s irrefutable. There are...

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Hamish Joy: Salsa man

Ask anyone about the connection between me and salsa – I’m taking friends, family, acquaintances, maybe even strangers who have seen me hone my craft – and they will all agree – Yep, Hamish is ALL about salsa. There’s an undeniable natural flair that draws me to salsa. There is...

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