Monthly Archives: June 2013

Hitting the sweet spot in Raleigh

Well… the tour is wrapping up!  Today we’ll be boarding a plane back to Portland, the East Coast Empathy Tour on its way to becoming a memory. Yesterday, in Raleigh, I found the sweet spot.  At the suggestion of my … Continue reading

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Triangulations in North Carolina

Well… no one said it would always be easy.  This whole tour has been a learning experience for me, in so many ways.  Here in North Carolina, I am finding both new and old challenges. Brian and I headed out … Continue reading

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Washington, DC

I am somewhat chagrined. I’m writing from the train, heading to Raleigh with my sweetie, Brian, who has joined me for the second half of this empathy tour.  We had an enjoyable few days in the Washington area, but I … Continue reading

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Empathy in New York

This afternoon I headed to Union Square in Manhattan, and found a bustling urban park teeming with life.  The park contains green spaces as well as a paved plaza.  I walked all through it, marveling at the sheer number of … Continue reading

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A new perspective

Day Three out on the street.  In this case, it was Harvard Square, in the early evening.  I had walked to Harvard from MIT, taking in the various sights along the way in the beautiful sunshine.  As I approached the … Continue reading

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A different experience

Wow.  Different experience yesterday. I went to the steps of the huge downtown public library, in Copley Square.  The library sits right across the street from the Boston Marathon bombing memorial.  I always enjoyed giving empathy on the steps of … Continue reading

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Day One of Listening: Boston Common

On Sunday morning, June 2nd, I headed into town on the train, intending to sit and listen in Boston Common.  I got off at the appropriate stop, but wasn’t sure quite how to get to the park.  I glanced at … Continue reading

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The empathy tour begins!

Well, I’ve arrived in Boston! The heat greeted me as soon as I stepped off the plane, punctuating my arrival on this coast.  I had a lovely conversation with the woman next to me on the plane, a longtime Bostonian … Continue reading

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