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Some Rants, Raves and Ramblings about All that I See

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Entries from November 2008

Speed-walking – Danish national sport

November 26th, 2008 · 65 Comments

When I first returned to the U.S. from Japan about 20 years ago, someone commented that my walking pace was incredibly fast. It seemed that just living in a big city is enough to increase your pace in fear that you are going to get run over by everyone else who is walking faster than you. [...]

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Broadband Salvation and a Hopeful End of a Curse

November 16th, 2008 · 98 Comments

When we lived in the U.S., broadband was a given, a right, something that you have to have like electricity, water and chipotle tabasco sauce. You just couldn’t live without it. Well, that notion was probably the source of our Curse – the curse of not having that luxury available for the next several years. [...]

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Fish, fish, fish

November 5th, 2008 · 116 Comments

Big fish, small fish, black fish, white fish. All fish. Fish, fish, fish. I’m sick of fish. Do you know how many types of fish are out there? Billions. Gazillions. Tons of all sorts of fish. Brown fish, fish that swim up, fish that swim down.  Why are there so many types of fish? Some [...]

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