The United States of America has 48 contiguous states plus Alaska, Hawaii and some territories. Some people refer to the 48 as the continental United States, but really that isn’t quite as accurate as Alaska and Hawaii are part of the continent. Contiguous is a little better because it means the states connected to each … More Done with Contiguous
Departing my grandparent’s place with a full belly and a spare bacon and cheese sandwich, I was ready for my drive to Colorado. I had a friend from my grad school time in Fresno that now lived in Colorado and he said I could stay with him. The one downside was that to make this … More The Gorgeous Seasons
Getting into Arkansas, my confidence in the pop in approach was growing. It was state 40, meaning I had met with 78 gym owners and 78 brewery owners already. I know one of the factors of influence is consensus, meaning that people follow other people (Influence by Cialdini). With such high numbers, it would be … More Side Learning
I was arriving into the Laurel area of Mississippi late one evening and came across a brewery. I decided to try my luck to see if I could get a brewery checked off. I walked in and it was near closing time, yet the owner was kind enough to meet with me a bit to … More Wow that’s THE Mississippi River on that Brewery
When I was working in Hawaii, there was a duration of a few months where 6 of us were in a group we called Workout Warriors. There were two of us from Hawaii, two were in California, and two were in Georgia. We would take turns coming up with a workout, then we all had … More A Place Besides Vegas Where an Open Container is Ok?!
This wasn’t my first time in Virginia as those who have been following each blog and have a keen memory may recall. I stopped over to visit some friends while navigating my way around Maryland, meeting with the gym and brewery owners there. I had to make a point to visit Virginia again because I … More Friends and Some Good Thinking
Washington DC is a place I had a curiosity about for some time. Being from southern California, it wasn’t part of our school experience to take field trips there as so many on the east coast do. I had heard it was cool, heard it was inspiring, and heard it wasn’t that great. I have … More The Awe of DC
The next state was one which I had been to before for work back when I had a job. I miss having some consistent income at times, but that’ll happen once I finish this journey. The state is Pennsylvania. As I was driving in, I didn’t have anything scheduled. The car and Ohio had some … More Kindness Chain
It was Friday mid-morning when I finished my final meeting in Massachusetts. My next destination was New York state. Luckily for me, I had a place to crash for the night. While I say, luck, it partially is, but more so due to the kindness of others. Along the journey, I’ve been happy to have … More Delight Family
I had stayed in Boston for two nights then had another place just outside of Boston to crash. This friend was someone I worked with in Arizona for a bit, both of us with San Diego roots. We had worked in different departments and chatted occasionally and he ended up leaving a bit before I … More WOO! Sox win!