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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.

Eight Random Observations of Eight Days in a Hospital

I spent eight days at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida after a Porsche took out my bicycle along a bucolic byway in Alabama. I received uniformly cheerful, prompt, and competent care, which is not necessarily the same as efficient … Continue reading

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Leap Year Leap

On February 29 I turned off Alabama Highway 98 to visit the historic town of Fairhope. An elderly Porsche driver took a sudden left turn across my path. I tried to veer away. Surly’s front tire hit the vehicle’s passenger … Continue reading

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Emergency Room Regression Analysis

The next time you’re in a moving metal object which makes contact with another moving metal object and lands you in the Emergency Room, make sure to get a cubicle near the nurse’s station and leave your curtain open. Ignore … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 246 – Ocean Springs, MS to Fairhope, AL

February 29, 2016 – Sun, 75 degrees Miles Today: 86 Miles to Date: 12,576 States to Date: 31  I spent a leisurely morning at the Porter Greenhouse Coffee Shop that my host Jesse owns: coffee, biscuits, and conversation. About ten, … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 245 – New Orleans, LA to Ocean Springs, MS

February 28, 2016 – Sun, 65 degrees Miles Today: 89 Miles to Date: 12,490 States to Date: 30 I rose early, despite my Saturday night partying, and headed to Mississippi. The city of New Orleans stretches far to the east; … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 244 – New Orleans, LA

February 27, 2016 – Sun, 50 degrees Miles Today: 22 Miles to Date: 12,401 States to Date: 29 I’ve been to New Orleans half a dozen times: with family, with friends; to come to Jazz Fest, to build after Katrina. … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 243 – Gramercy, LA to New Orleans, LA

February 26, 2016 – Sun, 50 degrees Miles Today: 56 Miles to Date: 12,379 States to Date: 29 The east bank of the Mississippi River, which is actually the north side in these parts, is a smidge higher than the … Continue reading

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