As I make my way through the wonderful book A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Dunn, I am humbled by much of the research that is presented. It can be really easy to believe all of the success that I have had in life has come from my hard work and "pulling myself … Continue reading The First Two Years
To make it easier to go to Decorah, I decided to sign up for a race. The Driftless Discovery Trail Runs offered 5 races: the Crater 50 and 25K's, Meteor 10K, Basin 5K, or the Lunar 1 mile kids fun run. Since I'm somewhat of a fit monkey, I elected for the Meteor 10K. I … Continue reading Pleepleus in Decorah
With the extra rain this year the Cottonwood "Falls" had much less of a fall than in previous years.
Jordan Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life, was interviewed by Joe Rogan on one of his many, many podcasts that I happened to listen to on a run one day. On this particular podcast, something that Dr. Peterson said stuck with me. He described how movies portray the heroine or hero at the end … Continue reading Life on a Beach
At 42, I'm only now seeing the benefit of having opened many doors of opportunity in my life. When the shit hits the fan with whatever I'm doing, so to speak, I can just go through one of those other doors. While a professor of mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science, I have picked up several … Continue reading Opening Doors of Opportunity