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Achenblog: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

College tours in a virtual age

As I approach 50, one of my paramount goals is to develop, and maintain, a light carbon footprint, the result of a lifestyle with significant elements of 18th century living, including a lot of walking, neighborliness, growing my own...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 15, 2010; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (416)
 
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The rescue

They've rescued a third of the miners as I write. Imagine being reborn like this. You're underground, in the netherworld -- maybe Purgatory is the more accurate description -- for 68 days, and then the magic tube comes to...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 13, 2010; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (331)
 
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The Jupiter effect

A quick update from the beach, where we've been camping, and roughing it, and getting very close to nature, and only sometimes checking e-mail. Also we listened to the end of the Skins game in an SUV in the...

By Joel Achenbach  | October 11, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (374)
 
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