Month: April 2014

Scouting the Route for Race Across USA

The first footrace across the USA was run in 1928. Officially known as the International Transcontinental Foot Race, it was later nicknamed the “Bunion Derby” by the reporters who were covering the story. One hundred and Ninety Nine men lined up in Los Angeles to attempt the crossing all the way to New York. This event immortalized U.S. Highway Route 66, which at the time, was mostly unpaved. The event was won by 19-year-old Cherokee Indian Andy Payne, the shy son of an Oklahoma farmer who entered the race because “I just thought I could do it.”

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Hacking your First Sponsor Letter

The term “hacking” is originally from the computer world.  In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network.   Ironically, the word “hack,” which originally meant someone had inadequate