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Matthew Thorburn

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Matthew Thorburn is the author of This Time Tomorrow (Waywiser, 2013). He works as the communications manager for an international law firm and lives in New York City.

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The lead dog was called Gandy.
If he didn't go, nobody
did. Jannick the musher
was Danish. I almost didn't catch
his name. It was so windy
and the wind was so loud.
"Yah! Gandy, yah!" he sang out.
Also whistled and clicked
his tongue. He stood on skis and slid


The amazing thing is not
that geese can get sucked
into an Airbus engine
and cause it to conk out
or that a pilot can tell air