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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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Familiar Strangers

Familiar Strangers

  • November 15, 2017
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  • Adam

Like many others, I spend much of my time in the same places. On most weekdays, I drive the same roads, I walk the same paths, and I spend time in many of the same buildings. Because I'm so often...

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Grit

Grit

  • October 15, 2017
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  • Adam

Courtney Dauwalter won the Moab 200 today outright. The race is actually closer to 240 miles, and her 1st place finish is among all competitors, male and female. When she crossed the finish line, second place was more than a...

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Disagree Well

Disagree Well

  • October 8, 2017
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  • Adam

I’m not disagreeable, but I am inclined to make my disagreements known. I appreciate when others do the same because it gives me an opportunity to learn from ideas and perspectives different from my own. When I heard Bret Stephens’ lecture...

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Serenity Prayer

Serenity Prayer

  • October 3, 2017
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  • Adam

It was a terrible day for America. For those who lost a loved one, they'll never really recover, because they can never get back those who were cruelly taken from them. It's easy to feel powerless, because in some ways...

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Monty Hall Problem

Monty Hall Problem

  • October 1, 2017
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  • Adam

Rest in peace, Monty Hall. Let's Make a Deal was well before my time, but I have a fondness for gameshows and the hosts who kept me company when I stayed home sick from school as a child. Monty Hall...

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Moonshot

Moonshot

  • September 29, 2017
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  • Adam

I just saw the new SpaceX promo video. As you probably expect, it’s cool. It’s also pretty far out there. Even for the man who built PayPal, Tesla, Solar City, SpaceX and The Boring Company, even for the man who...

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Rights Threatened

Rights Threatened

  • September 23, 2017
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  • Adam

I understand the importance of symbols. The American Flag, in particular, is a symbol I hold in the highest esteem. As a child, I learned how to properly care for the flag. I learned about its history, the freedoms it...

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Shanah Tovah

Shanah Tovah

  • September 20, 2017
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  • Adam

On January 1st, 2016, I made a New Year's resolution to study everyday for an entire year. The plan was to use the flashcard app Anki all year long. It's an excellent app that uses sophisticated algorithms to record your progress and...

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The Constitution

The Constitution

  • September 17, 2017
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  • Adam

On September 17th, 1787, the Constitutional Convention concluded with the signing of the United States Constitution. It was ratified in short order, and in the intervening 230 years, just 27 amendments have been made. I don’t count myself among those...

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The room where it happens

The room where it happens

  • September 15, 2017
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  • Adam

I've always had an intense interest in seeing things for myself. When I go to the doctor to get a shot, I watch the needle go into my arm. When the opportunity has arisen -- and it has on several...

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