Posts Tagged ‘Go Outside’

Everyone Needs this…………………

Yeah, that’s me, about 15 years ago.  I know, the picture isn’t great, but I love that picture.  You know why? Adventure! Fifteen years ago was the first time I went on, what I consider, a real adventure.  One that required more of me than I had given before (physically for sure) and one that had…

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The Key to a Good Life

Every once in a while I come across something so simple, so clear, so compelling, I immediately say, yup that is true and go about my day. But this one gave me pause, I didn’t want to miss the meaning and assume I understood the deep but simple conclusions. I came across this Ted talk…

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REI #OptOutside – Slick Marketing or Something More Meaningful?

Your Kidding Right? By now, I am sure most of you have seen the news. REI is closing all their stores and even disabling online orders for Black Friday on Nov 27th. Instead, REI is encouraging their employees and customers to #OptOutside. REI believes being outside makes our lives better. I do too, so their…

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All Great Guides Possess these Qualities

That’s a picture of Kray and me about 5 years ago, fishing the N. Platte River in Wyoming. Kray is by far the best guide I have fished with and it’s not even close. What makes him so good? It is not about the fishing, he knows that inside out, having guided since he was…

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Stop Settling. Start Living.

At the end of May, I found freedom.  It has been 28 years in the making. I quit my corporate job!  To some of you this  may sound frightening, maybe even crazy.  I can feel the fear and uncertainty as you read this post. What about the financial hit and reduction in income? What about your unvested…

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Walking a River

Me and two buddies were looking at the calendar in October and realized the fishing season was about over.  We were brainstorming on what we could do to get one more outing in before the holidays hit and the weather would likely put us out of commission until March.  You could say we were a…

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Helicopters, Sunday Drives and BB Guns

When I was a kid, my dad would always have an adventure for us to pursue.  These adventures created wonderful memories, including: Helicopters. My dad bought a gas powered helicopter to fly. I did not know how we would control it. He would start it up, let it go and then we would spend the…

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Out of Balance in Canada

“We weren’t balanced”, that is what Jim told me as we stood soaking wet on the banks of Lake Agnes in Quetico National Park, canoe country. We were about 4 hours into a 7 day canoe trip, when a small wave (and I mean small) pushed our 3 man canoe over about 150 yards offshore.…

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