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David Maxon

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  • John Henry vs. Book Shovel

    Book seller dripping sweat

    Every once in a while a piece of technology changes an industry completely. Imagine what it would have been like to be a scribe when the printing press came out in 1439. Well, booksellers have gone through a similar experience recently. They've spent their whole lives gathering arcane information about the books they sell - and now an invention has come along and made all that studying completely unnecessary.

  • Escape from Burton Island

    Running Away From Uncivilization

    David Maxon and his girlfriend went camping on a small island in Vermont to get away from the city noises and hassle. Then they found themselves desperately missing the convenience of city life much sooner than they expected.

  • Retiring on Immigration's Front Lines

    U.S.-Mexican border in Nogales, Ariz.

    In the 1960s, David Maxon's grandfather fulfilled a dream of building a retirement community in Arizona. That development eventually became the city of Green Valley, about 40 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. But instead of peace and quiet, retirees are increasingly finding themselves in the crossfire over federal immigration policies.

  • Thai-ing the Mortality Knot

    Bowling, Thai style

    David Maxon's father is on an extended trip to Thailand, a trip he began with a group that matches American men looking to marry Thai women. But Maxon found the trip was also about the apprehension father and son both feel about mortality.

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