On Disclosure

Fair warning — social media and blog tactics nonsense ahead. It’s long, opinionated, and a little bit rambling. Don’t want anything to do with that? This piece on Nowhere Mag by Frank Bures is amazing: The Crossing. It’s a great read about what drives travelers, far away places, history, and a nonexistent bridge. If you …
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Thank You, Readers

Nearly 40 million blog posts were published on WordPress alone in October, 2013. You know when the airplane is taxing to the gate and the flight attendant says “We know you have a choice…thanks for flying with us…”? You know what I’m talking about, right? It is funny to reflect upon the life of this …
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On Taking the Bolt Bus to Portland

We’ve had Bolt Bus service in the Pacific Northwest for a little over a year now. The line runs nonstop to Portland from Seattle, making it possibly the most efficient way to visit our hipster neighbors to the south. It’s cheap, comfortable, fast, and has some nice amenities. There’s a toilet cabinet at the back …
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Interview with Chris Hadfield

They fix the camera angle so don’t fret — that clipped angle at the beginning is fine a few minutes in — be patient. And here is my interview, the whole thing, with what one audience member calls the “Best Astronaut Ever.” It’s long, but it’s Chris Hadfield, so it — forgive me — flies …
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Backstage with Chris Hadfield

You really should never leave home without your ukulele. There’s a video of the entire event coming, but in the meantime, just read the book:  An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything.