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Drastic decisions

Demand dire devotion

Dizzy departure

Soul Searching

“A wise man travels to discover himself.”
James Russell Lowell


Getting shut down in a good way

This past week in Red Rock Canyon, I had the privilege of climbing with an archetypal trad climber.

He was deliberate, methodical, attentive and at times, kind of an asshole. 799 more words


Malan, Harvard, and the Power of Time

One of my favorite small business teams, Zach and Jody Gray–photographers based in Nashville– were inspired by Dave Ramsey’s iconic rephrasing of Charlie Jones’, “You’re the same today as you will be in five years except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.” 183 more words


Transformation and Growth

One of my biggest roles models from around age 14-present has been Rivers Cuomo of the band Weezer. Rivers is the kind of guy that has all these mythical stories surrounding him because he lives a very interesting life: … 688 more words


Discipline to Build Student Relationships

The best teachers have great relationships with students. Part of this can be attributed to who they are at heart, but part is also intentionally focused energy and effort. 584 more words


The Very Brink of Insanity

Graduate school. What a hilarious idea. How about I push myself to the very brink of insanity for five straight years, graduate, and then, instead of reclaiming my social life, enjoying my paycheck and pursuing other hobbies that have been on the back burner for years, I just jump right back in and tackle even… 728 more words

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