Category Archive for: ‘Thursday Thoughts’

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Happy New Year 2015, and Thoughts on Change

The New Year has dawned, and with it the promise of transition, change, new beginnings, and overdue goodbyes to old …

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Some Christmas Thoughts

On this day – Christmas 2014 – I’ve been thinking about how this holiday is increasingly more about receiving than …

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Ngawang Sherpa crosses a massive crevasse on a ladder; at 18,000 feet in the Khumbu Icefall, Everest, Nepal.

Thursday Thought: Climbing, Risk, Kids, and Life

Last week, I read a great article in Boulder’s Daily Camera about risk: “Chris Weidner on extreme sports: Risky or reckless? …

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An oryx, or gemsbok, (Oryx gazella) lies dead after becoming entangled in a rancher's barbed-wire fence in South Africa.

Thursday Thought: Robert Michael Pyle, Nature Bats Last, and the Optimism of Pessimism

I was in my junior year in high school – way back in 1990 – when Robert Michael Pyle’s words …

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A man prays in the brackish waters of the Hoogly (Ganges) River as it nears the Bay of Bengal at Fairley Ghat, Kolkata, India.

Thursday Thought: Ganges, Revered and Reviled

I’m putting together a presentation on the Himalaya and the Ganges River today for my daughter’s first grade class, and …

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The Bhagirathi (Ganges) River roars through the narrow valley of Gangotri, Uttarakhand, India.

Thursday Thought – The Indian Tapestry: No Single Story

“You will always cherish it. It’s like India – you’ll never see only those old, broken, and dirty threads again, …

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The faithful gather at the Banke Bihari temple in Vridavan, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Thursday Thought: Passion and Faith Worlds Apart

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. – Honore de Balzac – A …

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Waiting for Time

The following is a short missive I wrote on the road the other day about that famous concept: India time. …

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Thursday Thought: Awareness Into Action from MountainFilm

As many of you know, I’m down here in Telluride for MountainFilm, which this year is focused on the theme …

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Climber John Griber gazes at the summit of Mount Everest at sunrise from 28,000 feet on the Southeast Ridge climbing route.

Thursday Thought: Garrison Keillor on Challenge, Risk, Failure …and Joy

He’s a bit of an odd duck, that Garrison Keillor…but one possessed with an  impressive amount of odd wisdom. I …

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