I was climbing Rainier the day I fell into a crevasse and found myself upside down hanging by my boot.

A bit of the backstory: Mt. Rainier is 14,411 ft. and on this particular year there were a lot of exposed crevasses, so to get across you had to traverse a metal ladder…

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Do you remember when you were a kid getting ready to go back to school? For me it was a mix of excitement and trepidation. Mainly because I was a shy kid and moved to a new school nearly every year growing up (I moved 9 times before college). More on this later.

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Change is Needed!

I was on a plane the other day, zoning out as the safety talk began. I was reminded for the countless time that in the event of an emergency I should put my oxygen mask on first before helping others.

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Being Open Hearted

I was recently writing a difficult letter to a friend. I thought a quote would make it easier to understand what I was trying to say, “A guarded heart that protects from sadness, also protects from love.”

Thinking there are no original thoughts, I figured I heard the quote somewhere, so I googled it. And then I was really sad…

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Play for Life

It feels like April Fools’ Day sneaks up on me every year! Typically around March 31st I realize what the next day is and I get a bit bummed as my mind goes blank for good practical joke ideas. 

The kind of jokes no one gets hurt or shamed by and is actually funny (nothing worse than telling a joke that no one gets… ok, there are worse things, but it’s still a bummer). Sure, the Internet could provide some decent ideas. 

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