George Washington’s farewell address (from 1796)

Last July, my friend Miranda and I had a long conversation about politics in the U.S. I expressed (once again) my frustration with this country’s political parties. I think our current two-party system creates many of our woes and I hate it. It’s the reason that — until 2020 — I’ve always voted for the… Continue reading George Washington’s farewell address (from 1796)

Stumbling Toward Perfection: An Interview with Leo Babauta

In 2007, Leo Babauta started Zen Habits, a blog where he chronicled the changes he was trying to make in his life. For the past seven years, he’s documented his successes and failures as he’s striven to stop smoking, lose weight, get out of debt, and otherwise improve his world (and the world around him).… Continue reading Stumbling Toward Perfection: An Interview with Leo Babauta

A Conversation about Travel, Aging, and Happiness

Last night, we had our neighbors over for drinks. For three hours, we sat around sipping wine while chatting about life with Jan and Sheila. (Jan is pronounced “yawn”.) Jan and Sheila are both in their early seventies, about thirty years older than Kim and I are. But whereas some folks their age seem to… Continue reading A Conversation about Travel, Aging, and Happiness

Backstage at World Domination Summit 2013

Yes, I know I haven’t updated this site in almost a month. To be honest, I haven’t done much of anything for the past few weeks — except work on this year’s World Domination Summit. Last weekend, we brought nearly 3000 people to Portland to talk about community, service, and adventure. A million-dollar production like… Continue reading Backstage at World Domination Summit 2013

Oops!

Via Andy B, here’s an masterfully-made, mesmerizing video of people dropping their cameras: oops from Chris Beckman on Vimeo. I know it sounds dumb, but I promise it’s not. It’s fascinating.