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Let's do this together. Give $1 and I will match it for 'Books for Mosul'. https://onetoday.google.com/m/ai8rqpkl
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Houston Space Center
Houston Space Center
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The song for today .... sigh.
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Looks like the WSJ is flashing it's pro Trump, Murdock colors, aka FOX news. (The article is behind a pay wall, I'm just going by the head line.)
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So we're now making our way through Texas. Our first stop was Huston, we headed to San Antonio, and today we're gonna spend the weekend in San Marcos.

In Huston ended up working out of a Starbucks ( the air conditioning made it feel like a meat locker ), and was able to catch up with some family and was able to work from there place for a day.

San Antonio I was able to work right from the site..... and from here on out I'll no longer have to worry about connectivity. My work is done till July.

Somethings about Huston and San Antonio that has stood out is how much has been done to the land, how much work it takes to keep it groomed and exactly as it has been designed.

I knew the port of Huston was large, but the actual scale of it was daunting.

Something about it brought to mind the older cities, ones that have disappeared from the landscape that thought they would last for ever.
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5/4/18
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It's sometimes hard to see your own bias, and how much is made with out you even knowing it, now just explode that over ~ 5 billion humans. It's important that we treat everyone we meet with some curiosity and a sense of wonder. What we think we know about them is rarely the most important thing.
Most humans suck at being social outside their little enclaves. In my mind, there are and have always been only two "races" of humans: the Ignorati and the Enlightened. Membership of either group is fluid, voluntary and not remotely based on ethnicity or nationality. Unfortunately, at the moment, the Ignorati outnumber the enlightened by several orders of magnitude. Maybe they always have.

I felt bad after being racially profiled this week in a hotel restaurant where I was staying for this week's gig in Tenerife, but this was nothing compared to what this girl has been through.

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While #GoneLookingForAmerica Ezra has put together an other dispatch, this time from Selma Alabama

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It's been 5 days since the last dispatch I'm setting in New Orleans at Monkey Monkey Coffee and Tea. When I came in this morning the local high school kids were hanging and doing work waiting for the real day to start. Since then things have been pretty mellow.

We moved from Georgia down through Alabama. We spent a few days at Paul M. Grist State Park, there we displaced some Canadian Geese, who let us know that we were living in their space, watched a Bald Eagle do some fishing, and was kept awake by the frogs.

It was pretty darn awesome.

From there we spent a day and visited, Selma - which has a really nice public library, and Montgomery - which also has a really nice library. We read stories of the march, and what led up to it, and drove through various parts of Dallas County.

From Alabama I went straight down to New Orleans, while Grace took a side trip down near Pensacola fl to get some time next to the Gulf.

We'll sit here till Sunday and then we push West.
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