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My museum tour for the 2011 IndyCar season

The 2011 IndyCar season is just around the corner. Events all over the US, with stops in Brazil, Canada and Japan. It begins in March and ends in October. And I’m thinking about museums. Last race season, I made it to 4 museums while traveling for racing. I figured for this season, I would offer...
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Quoters gonna quote

Yesterday my family and I visited the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite writers. And it got me thinking about some of his quotes, including one I’ve always appreciated -“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see...
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My first TV show pitch

I found myself cooking a soup at 8am this morning. It’s not a habit of mine, but Oliver and I were awake together. Up to no good. I wasn’t in the mood to watch TV or read books or sing songs. He wasn’t either. So we headed to the kitchen. It was a good time....
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It’s a jazz thing

I got into the museum field by way of jazz. It’s seems unlikely, but it’s true. And lately, I’ve been thinking about paths and how they lead. Sometimes it’s an experience of a lifetime. Sometimes it’s a tough learning experience. In the case of jazz, it lead to a wonderful journey through the quirky museum...
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Old Man and the Pee

What’s your favorite place? Your favorite travel destination? It’s a good question. Cuba always ranks very high on my list. The Island is stunning. The culture is intricate. The cigars are worth it. The imagery is unforgettable. And the lodging can be….worthy of a blog post. Why did I go? To make a long story...
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Fatherhood

I became a father 14 months ago at the ripe age of 36 11/12. It’s a feeling and role I’m still getting used to. It’s made me think a lot about being a man, what it means to be a provider and protector and what I want to teach my son Oliver. I’ve also found...
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British-American Project

I applied in 2008. Denied. I repeated that process in 2009. Denied again. In 2010, I had no intention of reapplying. Then I got an e-mail from British American Project Fellows Jordan Shields and Kathleen Houlihan Motzenbecker urging to me to apply again. I did. Here’s a pic of me on my way to the...
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Penalty Kicks

As an Englishman, discussing penalty kicks invariably ends in tears. We’re talking about soccer or football here, where one player stands 12 yards from goal and tries to place it past a goalkeeper. The odds are in the penalty takers favor. Unless you are English. Check out this Wall Street Journal article if you are...
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food. yum.

I just got back from Japan where I tried some really weird foods. Some were delicious. Some were not. Either way, I’m into food. I may not blog often, but when I do, I often highlight food. This will be the third time. Including one referencing Sandra Lee. Casey Mullins and I recently wrote about...
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Racing

There have been a lot of surprises from my new job (started in March) but one of the biggest perks has to be the freedom to snap photos. It’s not something I really expected when I started, but on my first day I was handed a pretty cool camera as something I could use throughout...
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you see it differently than.me

There’s a new project in town: youseeitdifferentlythan.me It’s a collaboration with Casey Mullins – who’s a photographer, writer, Moosh in Indy, pretty funny human, friend, mother and lots more. We’re in cahoots on this new project that combines the written word and photography. We met for lunch one day and had it all figured out...
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Runnin’

Over the past few months, I’ve listened to Pandora on a regular basis. Daily at work, in the car and also at home. It rocks. I created a bunch of stations, including The Pharcyde station, a hip hop group I somehow missed over the years, even though I was certain I would like them. I...
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I love…

Football. Or soccer. I remember my first World Cup in 1982. I collected the Panini stickers. I was staying with family in France, and I remember as Paolo Rossi had the tournament of his dreams. I remember in 1986 as Diego Maradona defeated England with true artistry and con artistry. In 1990, I discovered English...
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May I present to you – Museum of Robots

This post has a cool title and it’s a cool read. But first let me provide a little context. I joined Twitter back in 2008. I did it right before attending SXSW because I didn’t want to be a loser. I was and didn’t use it. As Twitter gained more momentum, I drifted back and...
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Looking out the window

Do you remember you first flight? I surprisingly don’t. The first flight I remember (which I think was my 3rd) was on Virgin from London Gatwick to Newark. I don’t mind long flights, but my first experience with America, was the Newark airport. Oh well. My mom told me, that my first flight was from...
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Dropping the A for an S

I’m about to begin my last week of work. I started at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in December of 2004. It’s been an incredible journey filled with tremendous growth, learning, laughter, mistakes, travel, success and innovation. What a five years. On March 1, I begin the next challenge, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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The official IND airport Flickr group

I’m a huge Flickr junky. I love taking photos, adding them to my Flickr acct., and most of the time adding nonsensical descriptions. It’s one of the few creative outlets I have.  Here’s one of my favorite Flickr images, snapped with one of my old phones. This is outside the Rathskellar. He probably had one...
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May I present to you – Stuck at the Airport

This is the first of what I hope to be a series of blog posts where I introduce some people and blogs I have been lucky to discover during my travels, meetings, conferences and the exploration online.  I hope you enjoy. So, the first of this series focuses on the blog Stuck at the Airport...
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