2018: Summits and Pits

2018: Summits and Pits

When I look back at 2018, I picture myself at the summit of Mount Borah — the tallest point in the state of Idaho. It was there, after four arduous hours of steep terrain, the biggest physical challenge of my life (and a formidable mental challenge, too) had its...

Relief Efforts 🇵🇷

“Hot towel, sir?” As I grabbed the steaming white washcloth and began to rub my hands with it, the broken blister on my right hand stung a little, and the dichotomy of the moment was striking to me. Just 18 hours prior, I had created–and broken–that...

Ten Years, London.

I wasn’t exactly prepared to get a tad emotional at Medieval Times. I mean, it’s a place where grown men and women don renaissance faire garb to play knights and princesses. But the moment you knelt before the “king,” were covered with the cape and were pronounced a...

Clock-ins and Click-Throughs

Relationships, at their best, are less about the short-term annoyances we face and are more about the long game. I get that. I understand there will be days when we wonder to ourselves, “Is this worth it?” hoping that something, somewhere, somehow...

The Blessing of Being Bloodless

There was this random song title that popped in my head this morning: “The Blessing of Being Bloodless.” It’s a song from a real album that posed itself as a soundtrack for a movie that was not real. I’ve thought of 100 other things to write about today, but the...