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  • Oh no…I really don’t want to do this. But since I’m on my Levi’s trip, how can I resist. Here’s a vintage commercial for the jeans with Bruce Willis. I really don’t know what to say…the dancing, roller skating, car washing…blues music. Oy. http://youtu.be/Fb2KVoUnT8U    

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  • My week with Bruce turned into something I never could’ve imagined. I don’t want to say too much, because my brain is a bit fried and I don’t want to give away anything about our event on Monday. But here’s my best representation of the “Born in the USA” album cover. I can say that […]

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  • So our week “away” from each other begins. We’ve all set out with tasks we aim to focus on in a big way. James encouraged us to “go outside our comfort zone, be ambitious, challenge ourselves.” I had a few ideas scrawled down, but the one that seemed to get the most traction with the […]

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  • Since I’d been putting off washing my truck for about 4 years and had it with me yesterday, I decided my American activity would be to go get it washed. The car wash ended up being in one of those “one-stop-shopping” sorta places, so I figured the most American thing I could do is spend […]

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  • Something I know, but don’t think about until reading/watching something like this, is our ridiculous obsession with cars in this country. We love our cars. We name our cars. We sweet talk our cars. My mom would pat the dashboard of our ailing Dodge van as it struggled up a hill and say “Come on […]

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  • Reading Gemma’s post about a European’s impression of the US, I immediately thought of Jean Baudrillard’s book “America.” Here are some gems from my well-underlined, college copy: “This (The United States) is the only country which gives you the opportunity to be so brutally naïve: things, faces, skies, and deserts are expected to be simply […]

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