We tend to think of our lives in terms of the number of trips we’ve made around the sun. By that count, I’m on my 57th trip as I write this. Although time seems to fly by faster as we grow older, years are still rather abstract. The years of a way of sneaking up […]
I ran my first half marathon as a teenager back in Indiana. It was sponsored by the local McDonalds, who fed us something they claimed were pancakes. Apparently in the 1970s, we didn’t get that carb-loading 30 minutes before race time wasn’t very effective. I don’t remember my time, but it took me a couple […]
I like to set big goals. That’s partly the reason I originally created the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge. Creating a goal, and developing a plan to achieve that goal helps keep me focused on the things that matter to me. This year, one of my big goals is to climb Mount Shasta. At 14,179 feet above […]
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to say, we’re finally relocating full-time to Bend, Oregon. For those that don’t know, we have a home there, but work has kept us elsewhere. Now, Bend makes the perfect place to grow Social Adventures, and the countdown to our permanent move has begun. We move […]
There’s a lot of talk these days about unplugging and disconnecting. This music video captures the problem quite well. We more connected than ever, and yet… Love the old-timey animation from Steve Cutts. Now turn off your phone and take a hike.
I first heard Trace Bundy on Pandora, and really enjoyed his music. Since then, Joan and I have seen Trace twice — in Hermosa Beach and again in Seoul, South Korea. Later this month, we’re seeing him again in Berkeley. It may be difficult to imagine how an acoustic guitar concert could be so good, […]
There’s a lot shit going down in the world today. On Facebook I’ve seen lines drawn and names hurled between people that I consider friends. I’m enthused that people are more engaged than ever in the political process, and hope that action goes well beyond spouting off on FB and putting everyone into a neatly labeled […]