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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.

How Will We Live Tomorrow? – Geek Edition

The MIT Reunion Committee asked me talk about my bicycle trip at a TIM Talk (TIM = MIT backwards. Same Same but different from TED Talk. Get it?) I took a rather math/physics angle on my trip for the fifteen … Continue reading

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Everything Wrong with this Country in a Year, a Week, and a Day

A year, a week, and a day after Leap Day of 2016 I received a large check in the mail. How this came to pass is not the ten-second story of a hot-heated bully. Rather it demonstrates the high cost … Continue reading

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Everything Wrong with this Country in Ten Seconds or Less

I came upon a most perfect example of civic disintegration today. Perfect not just because it exemplifies the brazen meanness of people with power, but also because the incident is so inconsequential, the only reason it could possibly occur is … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 397 – Ponte Vedra Beach FL to Jacksonville FL

December 20, 2016 – Overcast, 50 degrees Miles Today: 28 Miles to Date: 20,733 States to Date: 48  I rode into Jacksonville, the United States’ geographically largest city, on a busy Tuesday morning along miles of commercial strip along US … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 396 – St Augustine FL to Ponte Vedra Beach FL

December 19, 2016 – Fog, 60 degrees Miles Today: 33 Miles to Date: 20,705 States to Date: 48    Saint Augustine is a lovely town, even on a grey day. The Visitor’s Center gives a good overview of the city’s … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 395 – Gainesville FL to St Augustine FL

December 18, 2016 – Clouds, 80 degrees Miles Today: 78 Miles to Date: 20,672 States to Date: 48   Another day of terrific bicycle touring in a state I find much more bike friendly than anticipated. After two hearty bowls … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 394 – Gainesville FL

December 17, 2016 – Sun, 80 degrees Miles Today: 10 Miles to Date: 20,594 States to Date: 48 Challenging things have occurred during this journey: gale winds, heavy rain, flat tires; but so far, never all at once. I was … Continue reading

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