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Cozumel — Habanero Sauce (Day 2)

For ever day the explorer meets his destination whether it is an obscure point on a map, a long lost artifact, or a unique and dangerous animal there are many more days of disappointment or frustration with many variables out of the control of him or his team.  Today our bull shark would have to…

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Cozumel — Carcharhinus Leucas (Day 1)

They say that you leave the jungle, the jungle never leaves you… As many who have explored the deep deep brush as well as their loved ones know it is very difficult to assimilate once back into normal life.  There is a distance… a lack of connection among the sky scrappers, supermarkets, and business suits. In…

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The Theory of Relativity (Day 1 in Berlin)

After two attempts at direct contact with the Carcharhinus Leucas my quest seemed futile.  I decided to let this hungry and mindless giant let lie for awhile along the river deltas and barrier reefs of the Caribbean and to regroup — to find my sense of balance. Tired of the battle and my elusive matador,…

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Currywurst (Day 2 in Berlin)

Right after the war Einstein proved mathematically the theory of entanglement, although he didn’t truly believe it and argued about it with Bohr who did. I tell everyone I can find about this because it blows my mind. Simply put, take two photons (which as everyone knows are particles of light and so travel at the speed of light), collide them just right (say through a prism) and they will become entangled. I know, you’re aghast… incredulous… but its actually pretty important. Traveling at 300,000,000 meters a second these photons are at opposite ends of the universe pretty quickly. According to entanglement, if you could twist one the other, wherever…

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Sauna Safety (Day 3 in Berlin)

I love Berlin. It blows my mind. I wasn’t neglecting its nefarious past as I walked on what would have been Soviet controlled streets just a few years ago and reflecting over a cigar late last night.  But I wonder what would have happened if Berlin wasn’t. Even after the first war the entire world was still cynical of France, Britain, and Dutch colonization. Democracy was still an experiment; even the land of Cicero who inspired our nation’s forefathers was under fascist rule.  Bigotry was rampant. Capitalism wasn’t working. Economic growth came in expansion and Japan, Russia, Italy, and Germany knew it. Hitler was an evil man. Without question or…

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Monkey 47 (Day 4 in Berlin)

In the photo below you will see buildings of the Berlin University right in front and to the left of the plaza. This is the university that Einstein walked the halls until he left for the U.S. never to return.  To the right is the equipment and material of the reconstruction of the historic opera house further to the right.  I am taking this photo from my hotel window which again, at the time, was a financial institution in the Mitte neighborhood.  If you look closely you you will see a group of young people gathered around listening to a guide narrator and looking down through a thick glass window…

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Saint Louis (A day)

As explorers and finding ourselves precariously in the middle of nowhere-Missouri along a long straight road from Kansas City to St. Louis we instinctively make the two hour trip to the launching pad and return point of possibly two of the most famed travelers of all time — Lewis and Clark. With a sense of…

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Boulder Colorado — Pearl Street (Day 1)

As of this year — 2013 — it is legal to purchase marijuana in Colorado. All of Texas (where I am as I write this… still smarting from California tax increases) are shaking their collective heads while resting their hands on their hidden and legal 9mm Glock while grabbing another Shiner Bock at Inwood Tavern.…

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Boulder Colorado — The Rockies (Day 2)

The atoms that make up and form the molecules that make up things like my cell walls, brain synapses, and even my DNA are themselves made up of tiny particles or more accurately vibrating strings that come and go as they please and all originated from someplace at the center of the universe, the beginning…

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