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 […]

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 […]

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, […]