I pause; I take a gulp of air; my fear subsides. "Where did you say that you went to school, again?" He turns his head away and to the computer. He starts typing again. "That´s a good question", he replies as he looks down at the keyboard, "that will really make people think--develop creative thinking without assumptions." "Yeah", I reply as I turn my head to his computer, "but it was also a question." I pause;...

"That should do it", I think out-loud in the kitchen. The dog looks over at me and tilts his head. "Yeah", I reply, "I know what you mean." I close the lid of the laptop; the machine shuts off. Done for the day. "You hungry?", my wife asks as she takes a step into the kitchen. "Nah", I respond, "I´m cool." "I´m starved!", HR says from across the kitchen table as she sets her soda down. "I could...

We´re hanging out at the river; the Rappahanock flows through Fredericksburg. It´s an average night on an average day in a rather average town. We´re average teenagers. He´s taking a class in college on communication; he shows me his book. There´s bubbled text on page 76 a third of the way down the page. The Magic Bullet Theory of Communication A specific action results in several outcomes. I look at it; it makes...

"There´s three equations", the teacher starts. I pull out my notebook; start writing down the equations. "It´s about knowing how to use them", he continues. It´s 2003 in Blacksburg. I´m in jet propulsion design class at Virginia Tech. The semester goes on and we keep getting harder questions; maybe, not harder, but new situations. He shows us how these equations can be used to solve different problems. I had been put on academic probation...

What does the future hold? 10-13-10 I put the pencil down; writing helps me makes sense. We´re on the bus.  We arrive in Huarez soon. We have taken an overnight bus from Lima. Yesterday, we spent the day in the market looking for clothes for the higher elevations. We had paid a taxi driver to drive us to a shopping mall, then paid him to stay with us while we looked for supplies....

"Ireland", she replies, "we're on our gap year." This was the third day of hiking around the Alpamayo: the last day that the group would be together, before we left with Toby to finish the hike a day early. "Oh", I reply, "cool!" "Yeah", she replies, "we met playing field hockey. We're traveling before getting ready for Uni." We continue hiking, the group; we're supposed to arrive at Punto Union late afternoon. We look around,...

It´s 9pm in Tecate. I am between the border crossing and the OXXO at the bottom of the hill; on the right is my favorite taco stand--3 tacos de carne asada and an orange soda, please. I can barely see him in the darkness. He looks at me. "You shouldn´t be here. It´s dangerous." "Ok." I pause; keep going down the hill or turn back around? Later that night, getting into my car in the parking lot...

“Men feel cherished when they are needed. Women feel cherished when they are loved."/ John Gray, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Wrote a book. Response = great job, its awesome. I didn’t care, ok, maybe just a little. Book hit #1. Response=Wow, that's AWESOME!!! I cared a little (more just shocked) Book on Barnes&Noble. Response=I'm so proud. Me= I don't care. WHY??? Am I an ungrateful ASSHOLE??? Yeah maybe, I wonder about that. But Also...

I think the best albums are the ones where the artist is about to be dropped from their record label - they have one shot - They say "FUCK IT" I'm Going to Go Out Swinging!!! Same with Issac Asimov if you look at how the 3 Laws of Robotics were created. I've said it before the key to creativity is Necessity.   Question: Top 3 Favorite Albums of the last month.   Mine: Bjork - Homogenic Incubus - Make Yourself Julieta...

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