In a recent murder trial, the defense attorney was cross-examining a pathologist who was a witness for the prossecution. The testimony went something like this:
Attorney: "Before you signed the death certificate, had you taken the pulse?"
Attorney: "Did you listen to the heart?"
Attorney: "Did you check for breathing?"
Attorney: "So, when you signed the death certificate, you weren't sure the man was dead, were you?"
Coroner: "Well, let me put it this way. The man's brain was sitting in a jar on my desk. But I guess it is possible that he could be out there practicing law somewhere."
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Mundane Journeys through an Amazing World
begins with Interstate 80. Not the most engaging topic, I know, but when you think about it, I-80 runs all the way across the North American continent linking San Francisco and New York. It's not just a ribbon of asphalt, it's a portal to far away, almost magical places.
My visits to major cities like Tokyo, London and Washington DC have been business affairs. I haven't rode a lot of roller coasters or ridden in open air buses, but I have visited with senators, bought yams from the back of a truck and barely escaped complete embarrassment when I was introduced to Matt Wiener in Vegas.
As I wrote the book I realized that over the years exotic, distant places have become more like the mundane places I've called home. But, as it turns out, there really aren't any mundane places, only mundane ways of looking at things.
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