I’m a person of action. I like to move and do. I don’t like to sit still. I certainly don’t like to wait. Given all that, it comes as no surprise that patience comes hard to me. This time of year, I especially struggle with patience. I want to play outside in the longer spring days, but snow still covers the ground. The snow’s deteriorated beyond cross-country skiing, and Continue Reading
What Kind of a Chicken Are You?
Three chickens trembled outside the monster’s cave. Their bravado, exhibited back in town when they declared they’d face the beast, had faded with each step away from the safety of the village. Now, they quivered together in terror. The largest chicken recovered first. “I’ll confront the monster. I’m not scared.” He marched to the cave entrance, shoulders back. The Continue Reading
Do You Make This Mistake in Life?
I get odd looks at times. When I bought a thick pair of PrimaLoft gloves for cross-country skiing, I received one such look. Why would I want gloves that warm for an active, sweat producing exercise? Most people wear thin, highly breathable gloves that barely provide a windbreak. I am not most people. Continue Reading
Do You Really Exist?
How do we know if we exist or not? Not to get too existential, I believe something exists if it has an impact on its environment. Birds exist because they eat worms. Storms exist because they bring so much destruction. Thoughts exist because they can change our actions. I don’t care if all this occurs inside the Matrix; that’s good enough for me. How does this apply to Continue Reading
The Secret of Becoming Stronger
Do you want to become stronger? Do you want to be able to run three miles? Do you want to comfortably backpack 5-10 miles a day while carrying a 30+ pound pack? Do you want to be able to do a proper pushup? Do you have some other athletic goal? Strength isn't just physical. You can increase your mental and emotional strength, too. Do you want to be a more patient person? Do Continue Reading