Category Archive for: ‘Thursday Thoughts’

Thursday Thought: Gaston R├ębuffat On Guiding

Q: What's the difference between a large pizza and a mountain guide? A: A large pizza can feed a family …

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The upper parts of "Childhood's End" on Big Rock Candy Mountain, Colorado.

Thursday Thought: The Storm Years

Note and apology: This Thursday Thought was supposed to come out last Thursday, January 21, 2010, but in my sick …

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Thursday Thought: Haiti, Giving, and Carpe Diem

As I was ice climbing today, I couldn't help but think about the incomprehensible suffering of millions in Haiti, the …

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Thursday Thought: Worth a Little Risk

[This Thursday Thought is both written and video…the reason being the video version didn't come out the way I had …

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Thursday Thought: The Mountaineer as Artist

Climbers approach the Hillary Step on Mount Everest. George Mallory is known for his climbing, or, more specifically, for his …

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Thursday Thought: On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great, albeit somewhat contradictory, holiday. As I write, I can't help but think of Jerome Davis, once …

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Thursday Thought: Ken Wilber on Religion, Philosophy, Science, and a lot more…

I'm sitting in the Gaylord National Hotel, preparing for a presentation tomorrow afternoon, I'm thinking about religion, spirituality, philosophy…about the …

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David Rhodes Sparks 1923

Thursday Thought: David Rhodes Sparks on Belief

I love religions. The philosophies underlying the great faiths of our world never cease to amaze and intrigue me. In …

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Thursday Thought: The Oft-Forgotten H. W. “Bill” Tilman

I've long been an admirer of Harold William "Bill" Tilman (1898-1977). I first encountered his name – and his legend …

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Thursday Thought: Criticism, Conservation, & Politics by Teddy Roosevelt

I've always been enamored with Teddy Roosevelt. A gallant, eloquent statesman, he was also an ardent supporter of conservation in …

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