Book: Absinthe and Flamethrowers

I picked up a book today called Absinthe & Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously. It’s an exploration of a single, important question: Are people who take risks happier than those who do not? Bill says they are. I agree. What did not resonate. Bill Gurstelle is a fellow Minnesotan, but […]

[Update] Book: Born to Run

In my previous blog post I mentioned that runners are more likely to get injured in expensive shoes than in less expensive shoes, and even less likely to get injured running barefoot. Customers are spending money to hurt themselves. This is based on Christopher McDougall’s research in the book Born To Run. A few of my friends […]

Maui Jungle Flora

We went on a day hike on a plantation in North Maui. Along the way we found waterfalls, a swimming hole and some very interesting plants. One plant featured protective leaves that turn inward to protect itself from insects, and another had a flower that tasted exactly like mushrooms. If you have help me identify […]

Book: Born to Run

I picked up an interesting book today. Born To Run says runners are more likely to get injured in expensive shoes than in less expensive shoes, and even less likely to get injured running barefoot. In other words, the author believes customers are spending money to hurt themselves. Could it be that cheaper shoes force runners […]

How to Prepare for the 7 Summits

7 Tips to Begin Preparations for the 7 Summits Climb lots of other mountains first, the kind with snow at the top Start now, life will only get busier and your ability acclimatize decreases with age Be prepared to climb a couple of them twice. I was fortunate to summit each on my first try, […]