March 2014


RECESS, RICK STEVES, AND WHY I TRAVEL

March 24, 2014

I work in an office with folks who take breaks to do pull-ups, hanging from the rafters of the conference room with ice climbing tools or from rock rings, rigged to hang through a gap in the office’s ceiling panels. In this environment, you would think the last person I would reference for travel philosophy […]

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How To (Top-Rope) Belay

March 21, 2014

You might be thinking, “Really? A blog post on how to belay?”  While belaying is one of (if not THE) most fundamental climbing-related skills, I rarely see it being done (or taught) correctly.  For any non rock climbers reading, here’s a quick rundown of what a belay is: A belayer (the person giving the belay) is […]

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PACE AND RHYTHM: COMBATING THE PLAGUE OF BUSYNESS

March 18, 2014

Busyness is an oft addressed issue in our culture. Much has been written regarding the plague of frenetic schedules infiltrating our daily routines. There is a strange sense of pride many feel when responding to the common cordial question: “How are you doing?” The answer? “SOOO busy!” The secret is out. We are a people proud […]

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