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Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge

Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge

Natchez Trace Parkway BridgeStars, please! “I think life’s an irrational obsession.” Sean Penn Since starting this journey to deal with my fears, I have been to Tacoma Narrows, Suicide Bridge and Fremont Bridge. Following the same foolish order that I took when visiting the greater Seattle area, I decided to start with  the only bridge in the Nashville area that when I merely think of it, truly gives me the shivers. To date, people have been kind enough to not…

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Overeating

Overeating

OvereatingStars, please!   I would say I was on a diet, but to be perfectly honest, not only do I hate that phrase, I believe it is a phrase that leads to failure. I am comfortable with the notion of lifestyle changes and the technical use of diet such as the people of Okinawa have a diet that consists of a variety of foods with heavy focus on fish and fresh vegetables. Note that in this sense, it is simply…

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Fremont Bridge

Fremont Bridge

Fremont BridgeStars, please! Despite what some people may otherwise imagine, the Fremont Bridge is not guarded by the Fremont Troll. That distinction is still reserved for the Aurora Bridge otherwise known as ‘Suicide Bridge’ which is pictured above. No, the Fremont Bridge is a double leaf bascule bridge which raises and lowers its leaves to accommodate water and pedestrian/vehicle traffic as necessary. Though it was significantly shorter and less high than ‘Suicide Bridge’ which I had already blogged about, Fremont…

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Prisoners of Our Own Minds

Prisoners of Our Own Minds

Prisoners of Our Own MindsStars, please! I remember when I was in high school, I had a friend who was highly interested in British Television, and he insisted that I watch with him, The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan. In it, there was this battle cry if you will, ‘I am not a number, I am a free man!’ When I braved crossing The Tacoma Narrows Bridge and made my way back to War Memorial Park, I had the pleasure of…

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Suicide Bridge

Suicide Bridge

Suicide BridgeStars, please!   The Aurora Bridge or more formally The George Washington Memorial Bridge which serves as one of the main connectors between downtown and north Seattle used to be known as Suicide Bridge due to it being the number two bridge in the country for people to leap over the railing and commit suicide. Only the Golden Gate Bridge ranked higher. Perhaps there is some correlation between suicide, bridges and misty cities. Research for another time. Years before…

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Tacoma Narrows BridgeStars, please! Most people would think that a reasonable person when confronting fears would take it in a certain order of progression. Say one is afraid of walking across bridges… Perhaps they would first take a look at a bunch of pictures of bridges or pictures from bridges to be desensitized and then follow a progression of starting with short bridges that were not far off of the ground. That would make sense, wouldn’t it? It certainly would…

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