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Free Thinking

The Kind of Voting That Really Matters

Today we leave behind the grubby world of politics and instead focus on the kind of voting that actually matters. That is, the votes you make with your feet...your wallet...and your precious,

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Do Something Meaningful This Election Day

Every place has its stories, its myths, its collective narratives...and its own rules and regulations to preserve it. Even here, in rainy ol' southern Ireland... When we last left you, we were

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The Most Despised Duo in American Electoral History

Is there something wrong with the world today? No matter where we look...from the top to the bottom of the Americas...on one side of the pond and the other...we are, at turns, puzzled and

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Texas: A Vision of America’s Future

Today, we write to you from a non-descript coffee shop in a nameless, faceless strip mall. We're somewhere off of I-10, right in the heart of Anywhere America. Without checking a map (or knowing

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Davy Crocket, Texas Tea, and the Lone Star State

Can you lead a simpler, richer, freer life here in the Lone Star State? That depends... Davy Crockett certainly thought so. "I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of

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Exploring America’s Food Deserts

What's a "food desert?" Yesterday, we set out to find one...right here in the land of plenty. More on that below, but first... Passing through the U.S. is always a treat for your Australian-born

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Harnessing Technology to Simplify Your Life

Today, we wave adios to our sometimes-home down here in the Paris of the South. Or at least we say, hasta la proxima vez (until next time). We're readying to embark on a little jaunt to the Old

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The System Standing Between You and Happiness

More money than you could spend... Unlimited frequent flier miles... A partner that's "out-of-your-league" attractive... The blissful unawareness of youth... We were thinking about true

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From Your First Year to Your Last, Independence Takes Many Forms

On the weekend we threw a party. Guests were invited to sing, dance, and make merry. Which they did...until the guest of honor passed out. In her defense, this was the first birthday party she'd