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‘Extreme Man’ – A First Person Arts Superhero


For some of us, “extreme walking” is going ten blocks in the city without a cup of coffee. For others like Todd Carmichael, it’s walking across Antarctica. Impressed? So were we, and so was the Philadelphia Inquirer. Just yesterday they wrote a brief story about his spectacular feats.

It seems that most people know Todd Carmichael as the founder of La Colombe Coffee, a renowned coffee shop and coffee supplier based in Philadelphia; but to us, he is a man of extremes. When he’s not working on his successful business, he can be found trekking across the globe in attempts to conquer ‘the last of the geographical challenges.’

Those of us who want to know a little more about the man behind the mission are in luck. Todd is giving a presentation all about his adventures on Friday, November 6th at the Painted Bride as part of our very own First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art. His stories reflect over a decade of self-sufficient travel and a passion for social and ecological causes.

Or, if you are like some of us less adventurous types who debate the pros and cons of getting up off the couch for some Ben and Jerrys (pro: ice cream, con: getting up,) you can read the article online. Just click here.

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