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  Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

- Matsuo Basho -   
A 7 Year, 30 Million Steps Reporting Assignment
Call it "the longest walk". In what is probably the longest, most arduous piece 
of reportage ever undertaken, Paul Salopek, an experienced writer for National 
Geographic, is embarking on the astonishing task of retracing the journey taken 
by early man tens of thousands of years ago. Beginning in the exotic 
surroundings of the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia, Salopek will take an 
estimated 30 million steps, reaching his destination seven years later, three 
continents away at the most southerly point of South America. Along the way he 
will be writing stories for National Geographic at the rate of one long article 
a year, while maintaining a website that will be filled with regular multimedia 
updates from his 21,000-mile journey. { read more }
Be The Change
Reflect on the journeys you've taken in the past. What are the main insights 
you've gleaned from them?  

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