May 2010

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Slouching Toward Acceptance

Slouching Toward Acceptance

Does cancer have mystical benefits? Sounds crazy, but maybe taking out the trash has mystical benefit if we are open. I found something during chemotherapy I may not have found with the Big C. This post discuss how cancer taught me to slouch toward acceptance.

This post is dedicated to art collector and actor Dennis Hopper who died yesterday at 74 from prostate cancer. Vaya Con Dios Dennis.

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Posted: May 30, 2010 by Martin Smith | with 0 comments | Tagged as: Acceptance

Roger Ebert Is My Brother

Roger Ebert Is My Brother Film Critic Roger Ebert's battle with cancer illustrates important lessons for life, love and survivorship. Ebert's happiness and joy despite losing his ability to eat and speak are an inspiration though I doubt he would see it that way. I spoke with Ebert once after a movie in Chicago. This post is about what a brave man teaches. Luckily Ebert's lessons about cancer survivorship, identity, love and expression continue in print, blog posts and upcoming memoirs.

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Posted: May 14, 2010 by Martin Smith | with 0 comments | Tagged as: Roger_Ebert

Martin's Ride Estimated Schedule

We posted our estimated Martin's Ride Schedule today.We will leave Durham from Duke on Tuesday June 29th arriving in LA on August 29th. If you would like to Ride With Martin or have an extra garage the three members of Martin's Ride's Team can stay please use our SIGN UP FORM

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Posted: May 12, 2010 by Martin Smith | with 0 comments |

Martin's Interview with The Tar Heel Traveler

Scott Mason, The Tar Heel Traveler, is one heck of a visual story teller. Click through to this post to see his interview with me orginally aired on Tuesday, May 4th on WRAL (CBS).

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Posted: May 04, 2010 by Martin Smith | with 0 comments |

To Shave or NOT To Shave, **TAKE THE POLL**

To Shave or NOT To Shave, **TAKE THE POLL**

Take Martin's Shaving Poll
Bicycle racers shave their legs. There are multiple reasons or rationale for why bicycle racers shave their legs, but, if we are being honest, they shave because it looks cool. I know the medical argument. If you crash it is easier to pick pieces of road out of your skin without hair. Sure and I have some swamp land I want to discuss with you (lol). Like swimmers I think the perception of speed is increased with smooth legs. I don't think you actually pedal faster, but it feels that way. I will leave whether I shave my legs or not up to how the Martin's Ride community votes on the poll on this post.

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Posted: May 04, 2010 by Martin Smith | with 0 comments | Tagged as: Shaving_Poll

Dolphins and Sharks

Dolphins and Sharks Dolphins and Sharks, a reprint from ScentTrail Marketing my personal blog, is about how magic often happens when we least expect but need it most.

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Posted: May 02, 2010 by Martin Smith | with 0 comments | Tagged as: Magic