January 2008

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JOKES ACROSS AMERICA

Dan Ettinger and Simon Goldberg rode their bikes 3,824 miles from the coast of Washington to the coast of South Carolina. Along the way, they asked everyone they met to tell them a joke. Why? Because there’s no better way to reconnect with the pulse of America than by trading good “knock knock” jokes. BRO talked with these two lifelong friends about making people laugh, hand gestures, and how full body lycra scares certain people.
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RENEWABLE Energy 101

Simply put, solar is the answer. We already have the technology to build a sustainable solar-electric economy that can end our addiciton to fossil fuels, stabilize the climate, and maintain our standard of living.
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My Longest Mile

My life took an unforeseen turn this past January. In a mixture of “Groundhog Day” and “The Longest Mile,” my wife, an avid runner with a few marathons under her soles, inveigled me into a Faustian deal.
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CAMP SMELL

I’ve read that smell is one of the strongest associations we have to our memory. Just take a whiff of playdoh, Old Spice aftershave, and Tropicana tanning oil and you are sure to be playing in the back of the car on a beach trip with your Grandpa.
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Outdoor Family Guide 2008

Is there anything better than watching your children’s face glow the first time they ski a run without falling? Or paddle their first river? There’s nothing sweeter in life than passing your passion for the outdoors down to your kids.