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Morromico Bay, Chocó, Colombia | July, 2018

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What's In A Name?

Mount Everest, or Chomolungma? Peak XV was renamed "Everest" in 1856, after it was discovered to be the highest in the world. But, did the renaming not only ignore history, but also leave something behind?

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Contemplating Oneness

From Swami Vivekananda to philosopher Ken Wilber, physicist Alan Lightman to rebel environmentalist Ed Abbey, today's "Thursday Thought" about contemplating Oneness in a world that insists on duality.

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Stargazing

We still haven’t become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. - Rachel Carson It was one of the brightest Milky Ways I’ve ever seen. Together the Team Twende kids and I stood under the watchful gaze of Mawenzi - the serrated satellite of Kilimanjaro […]

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Trapped by Our History

In 1962, James Baldwin wrote that many Americans are "trapped in a history they do not understand." How do we understand our history, especially one so tortured and tough as ours?

ESSAYS & INSPIRATION TRAVEL

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COVID-19 Relief for Nepal

Nepal is facing a slow-motion earthquake with the second wave of Covid. Please join me in helping prevent the spread of infection and get critical medical supplies to those in need with this $7,500 match.

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Why climb mountains?

Why climb mountains? Some thoughts from time on Everest, helped by the wisdom of Simon Sinek, Adam Grant, and Charlie Houston.

ESSAYS & INSPIRATION MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE

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Virtual Mount Everest Tour is LIVE!

A massive project to bring Mount Everest to life, virtually. 21+ years in the making, 4 months building and coding, and finally LIVE for all to enjoy!

MOUNTAINS & ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

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