05/03/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Work Life Play
Averi and I restoring our 1974 VW Joy Bus

Why my daughter and I are restoring our 1974 VW Joy Bus It all started when my daughter Averi blurted out this dreamy statement, “When I graduate from high school, Maya and I are going to buy a VW Bus, road trip to California and surf for the summer.” Averi was probably in fifth or […]

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04/18/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Work Life Play
MicroAdventure Mt. Hermon

MicroAdventures: Backyard Discoveries It’s challenging to keep a camp stove lit at 11,742 feet between spindrifts of snow. I haven’t spent the night in a snow cave in ten years. I wasn’t sure I’d remember how to build one. But an hour earlier, my three buddies and their teenage sons hand-carved a two-foot snow shelf […]

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04/15/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Life is an Adventure-Cedar Wright

Net Worth Measured in Experiences with Cedar Wright [Episode #56] Cedar Wright’s net worth is measured in experiences, not by his financial balance sheet. Warning: Don’t listen to his gnarly stories about his extreme climbing expeditions and paragliding off 18,000 foot tall volcano’s while sitting at your desk. It will bum you out if you are sitting idle. Instead listen […]

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04/12/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Rob Bell

How to Be Here with Rob Bell [Episode #56] Rob Bell is a brother from another mother. I love this man. I’ve listened to Rob’s voice in my earbuds since early 2000’s. When he was a pastor in Grand Rapids Michigan at Mars Hills Church, I would download his weekly sermons and listen to them […]

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04/07/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Emotional Calories-What depletes you?

How I Burned Out and Came Back [Episode #54] If you’ve ever burned out, flirted with the idea of burn out or could envision that burn out is in your future, you’ll identify with my story. Burn out isn’t something most people want to admit happened to them. In a society where superhuman is rewarded […]

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04/06/2016
Category: Work Life Play
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Pictured Chris McCandless

A couple of buddies recently asked me for a few recommendations of “epic stories”. Here is my list of favorite books and audio title that qualify as epic adventures, survival, resilience and wilderness experiences that will change your life. Adventure Titles Worth a Read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer  The story of Chris McCandless who in […]

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04/05/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Podcast, Work Life Play
Joshua Tree National Park-Ready to Climb

Chasing Adventure: Joshua Tree National Park This adventure log is another from the Chasing Adventure series that I recorded while traveling to Southern California and a Work Life Play trip. I recorded this one from Joshua Tree National Park. The band U2 made this iconic place famous for their album titled Joshua Tree. It was […]

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04/01/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Work Life Play
Photo by Anders Carlson Run the Rock training

MicroAdventure: Run the Rock Need an exhilarating MicroAdventure idea? Act like a Maui lifeguard and Run the Rock. I first wrote about this experience back in 2012, All Work and No Play Makes You a Dull Boy. This is a fun and simple MicroAdventure for any age. Go find a pool. Go find a lake. […]

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03/31/2016
Category: MicroAdventure, Podcast, Work Life Play
Stand Up Paddle @ Dana Point, CA

Chasing Adventure: Be Where You Are [Episode #53] It’s easy to ignore the things in our life that become normal or over time loose their original zeal. It’s easy to dream our life away wishing we were somewhere other than where we are. In this Chasing Adventure episode from my week long trip to southern […]

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03/29/2016
Category: Podcast, Work Life Play
Enjoying Life and Living It-Long Table Dinner

Chasing Adventure: Looking For Authentic Connections Los Angeles, CA isn’t immediately the community that comes to mind when I envision a backyard fine dining experience amongst new friends. On my recent Chasing Adventure trip to California, I purposed to orbit my decisions around people, adventure and a loose schedule. My son and I found ourselves […]

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