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October 15, 2019

Step 2:  Establish your rituals.  

A ritual can be defined as a solemn ceremony consisting of actions that are performed in a specific, predetermined order.  Why do you need to establish rituals in order to develop habitual sustainability?  The reason is chaos...

October 13, 2019

As I watched Chesty, today, tear in half his life-time guaranteed “indestructible” chew toy, it dawned on me.  Dogs don’t know “they can’t.”  

I have a video of him chewing his way through a still standing pine tree.  A squirrel ran into a tiny hole in it...

September 4, 2019

At this point I was merely along for the ride.  The needle swept past 140 mph and I found myself unsure of what to do other than hold on and do my best to not death grip the handlebars.  God decided he wasn’t taking me that day.  So I stayed in it.  I wanted to hit 150...

January 21, 2019

The world is easy to classify and divide.  Religion, politics, sports teams, geography, coke or pepsi, ski or snowboard, toilet paper roll up or toilet paper roll down.  There is no end to the manner in which people choose to be grouped. Humans, with all of our social...

November 2, 2018

Im sitting at my dining room table, if you can call it that.  It is not so much a dining room table as it is the table.  As in, this table is the one and only table in a house that totals less than 1400 square feet.  Our dining room is the living room and vice-versa....

August 7, 2018

Everyone participates, not everyone competes

Thinking about competing?  The 2018 CrossFit Games has you all fired up and ready to go?  Ready to sign on the dotted line and call yourself a competitor?  Let me save you some pain.  The vast majority of you are lying to you...

January 2, 2018

In the Sep 2017 Rant, “The Ego”, I wrote about my near disastrous performance on the 5-mile force march that kicked off the Winter Mountain Leaders Course (WMLC).  Here I am again, sharing yet another painful, life-altering experience from the same course.  It is the r...

October 29, 2017

Gun control and the Star Spangled Banner; two topics that are commanding everyones’ attention.  Unfortunately the leadership that should be guiding both is, these days, in short supply.  Social media, now 2 generations raised under doting parents more concerned with ma...

May 29, 2017

In keeping with previous Memorial Day posts, I will keep this short. Less is always more when speaking of heroes and those no longer with us.

Everyone has their own reasons for choosing to serve. Some choose for tangible benefits: Training and education. Solid pay. Gene...

May 2, 2017

Michael Jordon.  Oprah Winfrey.  Jerry Seinfeld.  Abraham Lincoln.  Lucille Ball.  Babe Ruth.  Sir James Dyson.

Every one of the individuals in the above list are or were wildly successful.  Each of them reached the pinnacle of achievement in th...

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