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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.

Mental Health I: Why Do I Write?

The first in a series of five essays about Mental Health to celebrate the dog days of August. I’d been writing words and sentences since the first grade. As a person of engineering temperament, I expressed myself with logic and … Continue reading

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A New Narrative

We are stuck. On one hand liberals, or progressives, or left-wing, or Democrats, or whatever you want to call them; are hell-bent on subdividing our nation into ever tightly defined ‘identities.’ According to them, I am a cis-gender gay white … Continue reading

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1776: All Over Again

My God, Paul, how many times have you seen this show? The thought synapsed through my brain as the lights dimmed on a covey of actors in revolutionary era brocade and buckles belting, “For God Sake, John, Sit Down!” My … Continue reading

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I Dreamed a Dream

Sunday morning, July 3. Walking to the gym through a deserted city. Seventy degrees. Overcast. Listless. I love summer in the city. The Whole Foods crowd has Tesla’d off to their beaches and mountains. Leaving behind quiet stillness, a smattering … Continue reading

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This Independence Day: Free the Territories

It’s not often that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and I land on the same side of an issue. When it happens, the subject in question must occupy that obscure tangent where progressive ideology and libertarian thinking meet. Points of … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Celebration of Bicycles!

“The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” John Howard, Olympic cyclist, set a speed record of 152.2 mph in 1985 It’s the longest day of the year up here beyond 42 degrees north. The weather is … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Fatherly Advice

In time for Father’s Day, I read this vignette by Indrani Sen, Culture Editor for The New York Times. A thirteen-year-old girl, Sasha, asked her parents for permission to skip school. Her father, Matt Gross replied, “Not allowed. Nope!” and … Continue reading

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Words to Live By…courtesy of Inventing Anna

My new favorite slogan for life comes from a deep binge of Netflix’ Inventing Anna. I watched the seven-hour dive into the world of New York City glamour, crime, and con-artistry back in March, when it topped so many must-view … Continue reading

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Trigger Warning: My Typing Finger is Itchy

I have been to Jamestown. I have been to Plymouth Rock. I have been to Lexington and Concord. I have been to Independence Hall. I have been to Yorktown. I have been to Fort Sumter. I have been to Gettysburg. … Continue reading

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