My good friend Ed Peterson, always a first-class fashion maven, was wearing this excellent shirt today:
This is known as the "Elitism Diagram Shirt."
And, as expected, his parting recommendation after sharing the link to the source was:
Of course if you do I will have to burn mine…
Keep your shirt, Ed. My own elitism keeps me from even considering buying something I've seen on someone else who is obviously not from an exotic location half way around the globe.
After traveling for many years all over the globe, I actually believe that "exotic = far away from where you are right now."
Another way of re-framing this: where you are right now is more extraordinary than you know, and just as amazing, if not even more amazing as that place in the brochure/book you think you need to visit. Granted, there are amazing and special places sprinkled around the planet. But after experiencing many of these first-hand, my interest now is in turning this place (where ever I am) into an amazing and special place.
For me, the most exciting Adventure Travel involves walking across the hall into the Opal Creative Space.
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Recap: It's been a long week with literally hundreds of significant interactions and project progress on many levels. Including a small but not insignificant role in this.
But there is too much to document here in the time I have. I'll catch up a bit more this weekend.
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