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I am giving you fair warning, I need a little aid developing my thoughts on adventure.  Consequently, there will a be a plea for your help at the end. Let me start with a little context. A case for adventure: Cai is a little different from his classmates. It is very evident when we are skiing. Skiing is something a lot […]

Teaching Balance and Rhythm
September 11, 2016

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” Thomas Merton Finding Balance and Rhythm while commuting: Rhythm has played a part in all my best commutes and I am blessed that several were incredible. The ferry from Manley to the Sydney Opera House, skate skiing in Anchorage for four months […]

Strong foundations are an important strategy in developing anything worthwhile. Standing on the top of Mt Audubon I was struck by the boys’ smiles. I had  dreamed of and prepared for this moment for years. The day my son reached a peak that involved multiple mountaineering skills. The boys weren’t the only ones with a grin […]

Cognitive dissonance. You know that feeling when a deeply seated belief you hold is shattered by new evidence? Cognitive dissonance is a psychological phenomena that occurs when there is a clash between beliefs or a belief and evidence. Let me tell you a story. The first time I went to the far North, I took a group […]