Pleasure in the pathless woods

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal […]


A Dangerous Business

One of the first (and most fun things) that you do when you begin blogging is to look at what blogs exist in your niche and find the ones that you love the most and try to figure out how they do what they do so well.  That’s […]

Irresistible Aiki

“Aikido is the principle of non-resistance. Because it is non-resistant, it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. Aikido is invincible because it contends with nothing.” The above quote from Ueshiba, like a lot of what he said, sounds like […]

How to read a heading

(Sixth in a series) So, you’ve managed to find Old Mad John Redrum’s treasure map and you found the rock that looks like a witch’s nose, and you’ve used your trusty compass to figure out what direction to go. Did you ever wonder, how did Old Mad John […]

Why George Mallory climbed mountains

As we were getting ready to climb Kilimanjaro in January 2018, I started thinking about why people climb mountains in general. Surely you’ve heard, in response to the question, “Why do people climb mountains?” the famous quip, “Because it’s there.”  Did you ever wonder where that expression came […]