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About John Montesi

John is a writer and avid adventurer. He loves finding the intersection of passion and impact, riding bicycles, and drinking coffee. Most days you can find him in Austin, Texas.
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Life On Central Time With Operation Elf Box
2 years ago

Life On Central Time With Operation Elf Box

Josh and Shoeless Jo are texting me from somewhere outside Fredericksburg, Texas. They’ve heard rumors of my hospitality from a friend they met on the road who pedaled faster …
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The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act in America
2 years ago

The Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act in America

It’s hard to believe how prevalent sex trafficking is in America. The real perpetrators are nearly impossible to trace because of the nature of the industry. Verbal threats and untraceable …
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Costs of a Championship [Issue 03 Exclusive]
2 years ago

Costs of a Championship [Issue 03 Exclusive]

By  •  Issue 03

Instant gratification demands we have to celebrate our team’s championship as soon as it happens, but there’s more than we realize in fulfilling this instant desire for championship gear.


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Five Earth Day Resolutions You Can Actually Keep All Year
2 years ago

Five Earth Day Resolutions You Can Actually Keep All Year

Earth Day often has the same result as New Year’s Day does. Lots of enthusiasm and resolutions that “really are going to last this time, I’m serious,” and often don’t …
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What The Brian Williams Controversy Reveals About Us
3 years ago

What The Brian Williams Controversy Reveals About Us

When people exaggerate or manipulate the truth, it’s because they want something. It might be ratings, approval, or personal gain. This has been an especially hot topic lately in light …
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How The Power Of A Bicycle Gives Mobility And  Possibility
3 years ago

How The Power Of A Bicycle Gives Mobility And Possibility

We all want to make a difference, and the easiest way to do that is by connecting activism with a habit. In my introductory column, I said, “If you love …
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