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"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything."

-- Theodore Roosevelt

"Progressive Teddy", the 26th President of the United States, said the aforementioned remarks as he negotiated for the U.S. to take control of the Panama Canal (considered by many as the "Eighth Wonder of the World") and its rather difficult construction in 1904. When one visits this country, commonly known as the "Bridge of the Americas", a dichotomy readily presents itself.  On one hand you have one of the most important and historically significant international achievements which continues to create unprecedented opportunities for commerce while on the other hand you have as diversified a topography (white sand beaches, cloud or rain forest, mountains or valleys) along with the wildest of animal kingdoms (sloths, monkeys, crocodiles, toucans) mixed with the widest range of cultural experiences (seven Indian tribes plus urban dwellers) that I've ever experienced on this planet of ours!  Need I say more?!?! 

Teddy knows best -- don't make a mistake, discover Panama!

Now go do something!

-- Ken Carlson --