Adventure Culture

The trail was great. Packed perfectly, grippy snow. Climb. Climb. Climb high above Lake Superior to a view that no matter how times you lay eyes on it, never gets old. The trail was gone, blown in and buried. Which way do we go, eh? We "sort of knew" where the trail "should be" but... Continue Reading →


From Tribe of Mentors written by Timothy Ferriss (Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, page 158-160). beginning at the bottom of page 158... I decided that I would write a personal response to 9/11 to be published on the the first anniversary (of 9/11). It was called The Dignity of Difference. It was a very strong book... Continue Reading →

What if it doesn’t work out?

  Gavin is sitting in class, watching a video about professional athletes who are broke today, and he's thinking "what about all of the athletes who are successful?"? Why are they focusing on failure? Why do they want me to accept working in an office? He's engaged. Good questions. Before diving too deeply into this,... Continue Reading →

Elements of Adventure

Endeavor: a catalyst. An intertwining of what you want to do and why¬†culminating in action. A reminder we were not put here to punch a time-clock. Uncertainty:¬†the gateway to adversity. Fear has always been the gatekeeper. Master of doubt. He whispers in your ear. You're not good enough, not strong enough, not on the same... Continue Reading →

Do you widen home plate?

John Scolinos Disclaimer: I didn't write this. What you're about to read is a copy of something a friend shared with me. If you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, or coach you should take a minute and consider the message. In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended... Continue Reading →


I've been taking my oldest son, Gavin, to the gym since the beginning of November. He's 13-years old. He loves basketball but he's undersized at 4'11". He's also under-powered. Truth is he's never been a big fan of anything resembling hard work. His aspirations are aggressive: Become a starter, play college ball at MSU and... Continue Reading →

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