How we made the most of our 2015/2016 Mountain Collective Pass by plane and campervan. A true adventure across the West. … Read More The ultimate skiing adventure: How we made the most of our 2015/2016 Mountain Collective Pass
After last night’s freak show that was the first presidential debate, I started wondering why Americans want entertainment not politics. Here are eight reasons.… Read More It’s Showtime! Eight surprising reasons why America demands entertaining politics
How do you plan a trip to a potential future home when you have no other restrictions than to find the best possible space fo your evolving lifestyle plan?What we learned while hunting for a place to live in the Pacific Northwest, Tennessee and North Carolina, and Southern Colorado. … Read More The Lifestyle Change Chronicles III: Experience the potential of a new life
Our lives revolve around social media – this is where we get our news and input. Whenever something dramatic happens in the world, Twitter knows about it first. Facebook is the first to express emotion, opinion, sentiment, approval, anger, resentment.
We have all become our very own centers of the universe where what we receive as “news” is actually merely a reflection of what we like and want to hear.… Read More The Semantics of Social Media: Why you don’t need to like what you “like”
Australian Aboriginal creation myths – Dreamtime stories – allow us insight into the continent’s most precious knowledge and teach us, once again, to expect the unexpected. … Read More Telling stories of the Dreamtime: Spoiler – no dreams or time involved
If the US are a country controlled by two immensely powerful parties, would they not both benefit from creating a country of deep controversy? A country whose citizens believe that they have no other option but to choose the lesser of two evils?
I believe that this is what keeps them “in business”. When the parties create extreme emotional views without even a shred of willingness to compromise, we lose our ability to become part of a moderate majority movement.… Read More The endless litany of helplessness: Why nothing ever happens after a mass shooting in the US
So, you’ve decided to take the first real step towards a dream outside the 9-5. How do you go about it? This is our story. … Read More The Lifestyle Change Chronicles II: How to shape a dream
The National Geographic Magazine recently published a great article on the “mind-bending ways to navigate” in the Yupno language spoken in Papua New Guinea. The Yupno use an environmental-based system talking about “uphill/downhill” and “upvalley/downvalley” slopes where we might use “east /west/south/north”. Additionally, they create a metaphorical topography inside their homes that is distinct from… Read More “Where is Doro?” The answer is not as easy as you might think
This is going to be the first of a number of posts with a theme: Lifestyle change: 180 degrees forward. I will tell you about our dream. Now, this dream is constantly evolving, so it might change in the course of this series. I am writing it as we go along – please bear with me. I will tell you about our stories and journeys that let us to this dream. I will tell you about how we are going about making the dream a reality. What we learn along the way and how we make choices. And hopefully, I will tell you a story of success. Please enjoy.… Read More 180 Forward or The Lifestyle Change Chronicles Part I
How many of us really stick to such guidelines given that sugar is hidden in almost everything? How much extra do you think you consume a day now that you are more informed? I for one was surprised by how just how much influence a clearly self-interested conglomerate can have on a nation and even… Read More A sweeter tale