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Joshua Rigsby is a freelance writer, tea drinker, and full-time father based in Los Angeles, California.

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Joshua Rigsby is a freelance writer, tea drinker, and full-time father based in Los Angeles, California.

Why I’m Running the LA Marathon (Again)

This will be my fourth time to run a half or full marathon to raise money for clean water projects in Africa. The distance doesn’t intimidate me as much as it once did. I won’t be breaking any personal records…
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Thoughts On Serial Season 1: A Podcast Post Mortem

The first season of Serial is the most popular podcast of all time. With over five million downloads, it far outpaces anything that’s come before it. People attribute the show’s success to a number of things: 1) It adopted a…
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How Raising a Toddler is Not Unlike Living in Jurassic Park

There are so many things that I love about being the father of a toddler. Toddlers are wonderful. They are also scary. The “terrible twos” is not just the period when your child learns to throw tantrums and deflate into…
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Book Review: Log of the Cutty Sark by Basil Lubbock

The  Log of the Cutty Sark examines the career of one of the greatest sailing ships to ever ply the water. Written by Basil Lubbock, this book takes a blow by blow account of the ship’s construction, service, near wrecks,…
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Basil Lubbock | Historian, Author, Sailor, Soldier (1876 – 1944)

Basil Lubbock is possibly the world’s most prolific author on 19th century merchant ships, penning dozens of books and articles on the height of commercial sailing in the West, including, among other things, the Famous Tea Clipper Races. Yet, for someone…
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A Dispatch to the Future: Horses, Robots, & The End of the World

Beside Myself

What I am writing in this post has already become irrelevant. Writers have an uneasy relationship with time. They often aren’t appreciated until they cross their arms and lay down in a coffin. Writing, by its very nature, is communication with…
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Clap Along… or not…

harrell Williams Happy Roof

Hey Folks! This is another installment in my series of “Memes & Lame Photoshop.” It appears that despite Pharrell Williams’ affinity for Arby’s-inspired Canadian mountie garb, he may not fully appreciate what it means to be happy in the frigid…
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Visiting the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, England

Cutty Sark Museum_Greenwich_England

I first heard the story of the Cutty Sark and the Famous Tea Clipper Races shortly after I began working for a North American tea importing company. I learned that in the mid 1800s British merchants were so keen to…
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Then, Who Won the Space Race?

My last post on why “America Did Not Win The Space Race” ruffled some feathers on Reddit and Twitter. So before I go further let me put a few things straight: 1. Americans walked on the Moon. Period. Moon landing…
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