Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bonus Post: Baby Panda Video

“All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.” –Samuel Butler A few weeks ago I wrote about traveling to see wild animals in their native habitats. No one would claim … Continue reading

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It Can Be the Little Things

We should try to eliminate things that unnecessarily piss people off. — Michael O’Leary, Ryanair, in an apparent change to their customer service philosophy. AGM, Dublin, 20 Sep 2013 Recently American Airlines polled some of its frequent flyers about what factors … Continue reading

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Go Wild for Your National Parks

“Once destroyed, nature’s beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.” — Ansel Adams This weekend we have Patriots Day in Massachusetts. I know the Marathon has been the center of attention this year, but well before the runners gather in Hopkinton on … Continue reading

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Call of the Wild Animals

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.” — Chief Seattle of the Suwamish Tribe, letter to President … Continue reading

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Around the World in Eighty Days

“A true Englishman doesn’t joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.” ―Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days I have just finished reading Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days and recommend … Continue reading

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