Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nation Building Train

In “The Home Run That Tours America” transportation is both a literal and metaphorical concept. An imagined cross country train ride in 1975 inspires a reflection on the role of transportation in American history. By the book’s conclusion, the concept transcends its literal terms to explain how an aging neglected infrastructure — as Thomas Friedman […]

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Internet History

My brother invented the internet, not Al Gore. Not really, but I thought so in 1989 when we had the internet in our home before anyone really knew what it was. Several years ago, people joked that Al Gore claimed he invented the internet. I always thought, “actually my brother did.” Of course my brother […]

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Your Vision Brought to Life!

What’s amazing about Pinterest for anyone with a vision for their organization? Do you have a vision for your idea, book, company, or organization? Try Pinterest! Pinterest is the incredible and elegant social website that allows users to create their own pinboards and pin pictures from anywhere on the web. Besides being fun, creative, and […]

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How could a home run travel for 40 years?

In 1975 Joe Seaver hit the longest home run in the history of baseball. He was only ten years old. His home run still travels today, almost 40 years later. Like Hall of Famer Ted Williams, Joe hit a home run that landed on a freight train. Ted Williams’ home run train traveled 126 miles […]

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Incredible but True! The Longest Home Run

Did you ever have a moment of serendipity? Or an experience where events align in a way that seems too amazing to be true? For years I was intrigued by the small monument in my hometown of Matawan, NJ that reads “People Get Ready, There’s a Train Coming.” The small, modest monument is in a […]

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