What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

If there is one thing I have learned recently, it is that having a vague motivation to do great things in life rarely gets anyone anywhere.  We all daydream of heroic exploits and globe-spanning journeys.  Meanwhile, some people actually do them.

Nearly Cutting my Finger Off

Nearly Cutting My Finger Off

…I then stood over the sink and held my finger too tightly to assess the damage any further.  The top third of my finger felt severed and foreign to the rest of my body.  It was like a bit of cartilage jiggling on top of the remaining two-thirds of the finger with unnatural flexibility…

Schick Family on a Bike Vacation

Meditation is the Best Vacation

Does this sound like work or vacation?  Picture this.  You wake up at dawn with a sore back.  You start the stove, make and eat breakfast, wash dishes, take down the tents, and pack up.  Then you hop on your bike and pedal for 8-10 hours and stop occasionally for lunch and snack breaks.  You continue to grind away for 80 or 100 miles until you get to your next campsite.