From Point A to B

“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” —Archimedes

Today we know that the shortest distance between two points [on a flat surface] is a straight line [on spheres and other shapes, it may not be].

At least three times a week we find ourselves crossing from Point A on the south side of the Baybrook Court Footbridge, to Point B on the north side. Designed to encourage foot and bicycle traffic, it cuts more than two miles from a commute when compared to using the Broadway Avenue Bridge.


I’m currently in the hustle and bustle, behind the scenes, laser-focus stage of Point A: pre-publication of my book.

Located somewhere on the bridge, I’m swiftly heading toward heel-clicking, cork-popping, fist-pumping, Point B: book launch. Title and cover reveal coming soon…

What’s your current Point A and Point B?


The Safest Distance Between Two Points

Many of you know that Len and I are avid bicyclists. One of our favorite bicycle paths in Crystal Lake, Illinois had a heavily trafficked roadway to cross. A clear case of “the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.”

Over time and tragedy the city decided to build a bicycle bridge that takes peddlers above the traffic. They found that the safest distance between two points—at least in this case—is a curved line: up and over!

There are times when taking risks is not a good idea. There are, however, times when a little risk taking is healthy.

When was the last time you took a risk?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
— Laurie Buchanan

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