Backpack Project-He Who Hesitates

Backpack Project-He Who Hesitates

If You Snooze, You Lose! In the last installment of this series, The Backpack Project, I wrote about going to ¬†Kaldi’s coffee shop near my house and rather than approaching a man who was in there with a backpack I wrote all about it. I was feeling my way through...

Backpack Project-The First Threesome

Oh, Not That Kind! In the last post I told you about approaching the young students who did not speak English. Yes, that was a bit of a setback. But I was determined to find somebody I could talk to about their backpack. It was more difficult than I anticipated to...
Backpack Project-A Language Barrier

Backpack Project-A Language Barrier

It Helps To Approach People Who Speak English When we left off in the last installment I had chased down a young man walking across the Washington University campus. He was carrying a backpack and being followed by two women. It was not clear if they were all together...
Backpack Project-Getting Started

Backpack Project-Getting Started

Maybe a script will help Since my first attempt was less than productive I gave some thought to ways that I might approach people in a less threatening manner. My wife opined that I might seem a little intrusive if I just walked up the strangers and asked to look in...
Backpack Project-My First Attempt

Backpack Project-My First Attempt

My Backpack? No Way! The backpack project started out with an idea that I could find out a lot about people by what they carry in their backpack. It was curious to me that so many people were carrying backpacks in these current times. Was the backpack replacing the...