We live in a society that frequently tosses out damaged goods. If something breaks, a household good, toy, device, etc., we throw it away and find a replacement. It’s a product of living in a consumer-centric, mass-production world. Unfortunately, I think it’s common that this approach is taken with people who are suffering from brokenness […]
A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit one of the most beautiful and historic cities in North America, Québec’s provincial capital, Québec City. This gorgeous city is one of the oldest New World settlements on the continent dating back to the early 1600’s. Founded in 1608 by French explorer Samuel de Champlain, Québec City […]
If I asked you to ponder the word “victory” and picture in your head what it looks like, you’d probably envision lots of different things. Perhaps you flash back to completing the final 100 yards of a half marathon race you trained months to get ready for. Maybe it’s the scene across the horizon you […]
Vacations are beautiful things, right? They help switch our focus onto simple things and rejuvenate our spirits. They also cause bloggers like me to let up off the gas pedal and stop writing. I was in Montréal and Quebéc City last week on vacation and didn’t really have an opportunity (nor desire) to do much writing. […]
I recently learned that calls prompting wilderness search and rescue missions in the United States have been rapidly increasing over the last 3 years. For years, these types of operations had been initiated when a hiker did not show up or report in by a given time. Now they’re on the upswing thanks to the […]
I’ve been skateboarding for about 10 years. I got started with the sport in the suburbs of Indianapolis and have lived in the state every since. When I started, skateparks around the state were few and far between. Most of them were not public, small, crowded, and expensive for a 13 year old’s meager budget.
Do you ever ask yourself the question: “Am I really doing enough?” I certainly do. Here’s another question: “Am I on the right path to becoming all that I was created to be?” Maybe you’ve asked yourself that very question. I identify well with people who regularly give themselves those sorts of existential examinations.
Roughly 6 years ago, the potential for becoming a summer olympic event became a hot-button topic in the world of skateboarding. Danny Way had just become the first skateboarder and only to launch across the Great Wall of China and the 2008 Beijing Olympiad was just around the corner, so it made sense to start […]