“Because those pioneers knew that alpinism – indeed all mindful pursuits – is at its most simple level the sum of your daily choices and daily practices. ” – Steve House / Scott Johnston Training for the New Alpinism
Great day of hiking in Kyogaku No Mori area around Mino. I was super excited to try out my new Osprey Manta AG 36 pack today and it performed flawlessly. The total trek was only 2 hours plus some change with a killer initial climb. Loved it.
“We are unhappy, not because of things we lack but because we have potentials that have not been realized.” George Sheehan, M.D.
I love that my favorite coffee, Sango from Okinawa, is growing baby coral colonies and MOTE Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Florida is growing coral 25 times faster than in the wild and running workshops on it!
I’m not really a New Year’s resolutions kinda guy as I mentioned in a recent IG post. Instead, every year for the past couple of years, I’ve followed the advice of my buddy Nate Green and written an end of year personal retrospection.
As Nate explains in his 2018 Personal Retrospective (And 2019 Action Plan), Continue…
This year for Christmas I brought the family to my home town of Wichita, Kansas and it’s been pretty wonderful getting to hang with my folks and sister. I even got to spend a couple days helping out at my sister’s dog bakery and grooming shop. Look at these doggie cookies!
This week I moved into a new gym and I’m really happy because it’s only a short walk from my home. Also, look at these floors!
Last month while in New Jersey my buddy Chris McMahon and I got caught in a snowstorm that pretty much shut down the city of Montclair. Took us about 2 hours to go a couple of miles and I ended up getting out and directing traffic. No joke. What’s up with the drivers there? Continue…