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"I am not aware that any man has ever built on the spot which I occupy. Deliver me from a city built on the site of a more ancient city, whose materials are ruins, whose gardens cemeteries." ―Henry David Thoreau

Adam Trone

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The Immovable Ladder

The Immovable Ladder

  • February 4, 2018
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  • Adam

I spent most of the weekend finishing up a big project and was reminded of something I've known for a long time: people resist change. I don't know if it's more a matter of resisting change or defending the status...

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Walt Whitman Workout

Walt Whitman Workout

  • February 3, 2018
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  • Adam

In society it was once common for public servants and polymaths to write in newspapers under pen names. We now have bots and nameless naysayers poisoning public discourse on social media. Somewhere, something went wrong. Maybe there're more who are...

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What you don't know

What you don’t know

  • February 2, 2018
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  • Adam

Individuals make for poor judges of themselves. Amateurs, knowing so little of all there is to know, assess their abilities too highly. In the words of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself." Those who are more skilled,...

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The Cost of a Thing

The Cost of a Thing

  • February 1, 2018
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  • Adam

In Walden, Henry David Thoreau wrote, "The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run." When considering the cost of a...

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Super Blue Blood Moon

Super Blue Blood Moon

  • January 29, 2018
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  • Adam

If I go more than a few weeks without taking time to look up at the night sky -- free from artificial lights and atmospheric pollution -- I begin to feel claustrophobic. I benefit from gazing up at the beauty...

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Cool Runnings Redux

Cool Runnings Redux

  • January 23, 2018
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  • Adam

Cool Runnings is 25 years old, and I probably haven't seen it in 20. It's a 90's classic. Even after all these years, I can still quote many of the memorable lines: "Sanka, mon, whatcha smoking?" "I'm not smokin', I'm...

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Imagination

Imagination

  • December 18, 2017
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  • Adam

I've been listening to a lot of Christmas music lately. I finally found the Christmas radio station, and my Spotify playlists are finely curated masterpieces. Even when I'm not listening to my favorite songs, I can imagine every harmony, every...

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The Trick

The Trick

  • December 10, 2017
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  • Adam

In an early scene in Lawrence of Arabia, T.E. Lawrence finds himself in a stuffy basement, a place he’d rather not be, doing a job he’d rather not. He’s bored, brooding, and wishing he were out in the desert and...

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Ecotones

Ecotones

  • December 5, 2017
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  • Adam

An ecosystem is a community of plants and animals with common characteristics composing a common environment. Sometimes referred to as a biome -- but including the nonliving components of the environment -- an ecosystem can be classified and subdivided in...

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Fighting Words

Fighting Words

  • November 30, 2017
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  • Adam

I appreciate a heated discussion -- particularly with individuals who hold differing opinions -- but there's a fine line between heated and too heated. I can sometimes be an intense individual, and I sometimes lean toward coming off too hot. I know this;...

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