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Entries by James M. Clash from 10/2010

Dune Climbing on the Dark Continent

| Posted 10.10.2010 | Travel

Of my excursions to the dark continent, perhaps the most interesting was to Namibia.

NASCAR's Kurt Busch on Racing Brother Kyle

| Posted 10.15.2010 | Sports

In a rare situation, both Kurt Busch and his younger brother Kyle are in the final 12 "race for the chase" drivers this year.

Madness on the Matterhorn

| Posted 10.15.2010 | Travel

Unlike many peaks, there is no "escape hatch" on the Matterhorn. Not much room for error, which is why more than 500 people have died there, thrice the fatalities of Mt. Everest.

New Mexico's (Atomic) Ground Zero

| Posted 10.22.2010 | Travel

Trinity was the culmination of the Manhattan Project where, during World War II, some of the best scientific minds toiled to perfect a device they called "the gadget." With the force of 20,000 tons of TNT, the gadget broke windows 90 miles away

Novices Break 200 MPH in Super-Cars

| Posted 10.22.2010 | Sports

As we break through 190 mph in the McLaren, a kind of tunnel vision takes over. You stare so intently at the runway ahead that nothing registers peripherally but a background blur.