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Morromico Bay, Chocó, Colombia | July, 2018

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Give Like a Bodhisattva

While we all may not be able to sacrifice ourselves to a tiger, feed the homeless with God's own cheesecake, or become a bodhisattva, we can all give in our own ways. It's good for us, and good for our world.

dZi Foundation & #GivingTuesday

We rise by lifting others. - Robert Ingersoll When I first visited Nepal in March 1992, I knew immediately, intuitively almost, it was a place I would return to. From the soaring peaks rising to impossible heights to deep valleys, raging rivers and elusive wildlife, ancient culture and intricate history, the fabric of the nation […]

Mastering Perfectionism

It should have been - or at least should have felt - pretty darn perfect. After years of dreaming and a couple of failed attempts, I was standing on the summit of Everest. It was just Karma Rita and me, alone on top of the world. Like me, Karma was on top for his first […]


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Endurance Indeed

Some memories and images from my 2004 crossing of South Georgia with Dave Hahn, prompted by today's discovery of the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship.


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Repetition of History

History repeats itself...but not always with horror. There are repetitions of beauty as well.


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Announcing the unDefined Community

For a long time now, I've been wanting to create a place for supporters and members of the unDefined Blog and - as well as others who happen by - to have a space where we can all engage, share, discuss, learn, and communicate with one another...and do it without the angst and vitriol […]

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Thoughts about our mountains while sitting on a bristlecone high in the Colorado Rockies.


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