Posts by: Thomas Page McBee

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SELF-MADE MAN #25: Risk

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I need to be here, all skin and beard and elevator heart, where everything happens at once: the people we’ve been and the people we’re becoming creating a weird physics, time bending us toward each other, nine million stories bumping into the night, each of us calling the others home.

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Into the Fold

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Shortly after yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, my Twitter feed was thick with Bostonians seeking and sharing information: Copley station was closed, cell lines jammed, marathoners meeting on the Common. People wanted to know where it was safe to go, how to get home, how to find each other.

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SELF-MADE MAN #5: Flipbook

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It’s magic hour on a Thursday. In my living room I do side planks on a mat for 90 seconds, and then 10 hard chin-ups in three sets.  I put weights in my backpack and feel like Superman, crushing 25 decline push-ups off a wooden chair in the kitchen.

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