On the Backcountry, Danger and Finding Balance

It’s been two weeks since my friend Jeff and I walked out of the Colorado wilderness after our four-night and five-day backpacking adventure. It’s been two weeks since I’ve spent time each day looking at a blinking cursor, trying desperately to answer the most frequently asked question: How was your trip? Like last year’s adventure,Continue reading “On the Backcountry, Danger and Finding Balance”

On Flexing Your Perspective

As with the recent passing of a high school classmate, real life has a way of interrupting our routines. And when this happens, particularly when faced with a sudden death, we “find perspective.” We rediscover the importance of living in the present. We’re reminded about how fleeting time is. How short life is. Suddenly allContinue reading “On Flexing Your Perspective”

On (Re)Defining Friendship in the Face of a Tragic Death and the Now

I feel blessed because I liked high school. I wasn’t so fond of the tests, and there were a couple of teachers I could have done without, but I liked pretty much everything else about it. I wasn’t one of the “popular kids,” but I found my space. I had my set of really closeContinue reading “On (Re)Defining Friendship in the Face of a Tragic Death and the Now”

On Broken Dreams, Raging Rapids and the Calm

I’m terribly behind in my thoughts. It’s not that I’m not having them. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Every time I sit down to write one thing, I end up starting 10 thoughts, but nothing finished. It makes me feel a bit manic. Crazy. Insane. What I should say is that I’m terribly behindContinue reading “On Broken Dreams, Raging Rapids and the Calm”

On Olympians, The Rockies and The Quest for Sustainable Energy

My business partner and I are both working on something similar. While he works with some of the world’s leading climate scientists, renowned activist celebrities and industry leading partners to help lead a charge to deliver the important message of investing in the power of the sun, wind and water, I’m working to try toContinue reading “On Olympians, The Rockies and The Quest for Sustainable Energy”

In Honor of Father’s Day: A Trying Decision

With Father’s Day just past, I thought I would revisit my old blog and post one of the very first (maybe THE first) “dad post” that I ever wrote (way back in October 2004). A TRYING DECISION To my knowledge, I’ve never gotten anyone pregnant. There was the one time in college when the condomContinue reading “In Honor of Father’s Day: A Trying Decision”

I Used To Have A Motorcycle

I used to have a motorcycle. I joke that I traded it in for my son, but that’s not entirely true. I kept if for a couple of years after he came along, but once he did, I wasn’t able to enjoy my bike the same way. My focus had changed. My ability to beContinue reading “I Used To Have A Motorcycle”

Thinking Out Loud: What would happen if the world were like a community half-marathon?

(NOTE: THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN JULY, 2009. I RECENTLY REREAD IT AND WAS REMINDED OF THE MESSAGE IN LIGHT OF MY EXPERIENCES IN THE PARADE.) I recently ran in a half-marathon and was somewhat taken aback by the vocal support of hundreds of strangers. They cheered for me. They gave me high fives. TheyContinue reading “Thinking Out Loud: What would happen if the world were like a community half-marathon?”

A Manic Monday

Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink. Geezus. I have no f*cking idea what to write about. None. I’ve spent almost the entire day staring at a blinking cursor. Blink. Blink. Blink. Blink. I have so many first paragraphs written about so many different topics that I’m thinking about contacting the Guinness people. I’m not sure if thereContinue reading “A Manic Monday”