El Capitan

This summer, I had the opportunity to visit Yosemite National Park. It is truly an amazing place - stunning in its views and vistas. At the heart of Yosemite is El Capitan - 3000 feet of sheer granite, and one of the most challenging rock climbs in the world. What does it take to reach…

Yard Signs

It seems to me that there are at least 3 ways to separate yourself from your neighbors. Put up a fence. Plant tall bushes or trees. Or you can put up yard signs. Because, really - when is the last time you walked by a neighbor's house, noticed their yard sign, and stopped to say: I see…

Grief & Gratitude

Those who navigate life best are those who learn to live with gratitude and with grief. Because, here's the deal: life is often full of hurt and pain and struggle. As Westley says in The Princess Bride, Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. Sometimes, such merchants mean well; they might…