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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet.

  • Why Addiction in America Can Not be Ignored  –  I normally try to make the Round Up posts something fun and light to start your day. There is nothing light about this. Addiction is an epic problem in the US heartland, particularly in smaller rural towns once isolated from its hardcore effects. I have seen first-hand the devastation addiction causes and this article is an important view into the complex, and growing, problem in America. (New Yorker)
  • Imagine Paris-Dakar With Vintage Bi-Planes  –  Owners of open-cockpit airplanes from the first half of the 20th century race across Africa. So cool… (Financial Times)
  • Target Makes People Do What?  –  Apparently, many people find Target so exciting that it cause them to “move” with excitement. I don’t get it. (Poise and Purpose)

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About Jim Ogden

Jim is an information technology strategy consultant who has traveled extensively for client projects. Despite having logged many miles for business, it is the personal travel he most values. When traveling for pleasure, Jim prefers to seek out the authentic soul of the places he visits. His favorite travel memories are not of the tourist-friendly areas but rather the places off the beaten-path. As an expat and foodie, Jim brings a perspective of writing based on maximizing the experience of traveling.

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