Archive for the ‘ Ideas ’ Category

On Confidence: The Microburst (Part III of III)

30th August 2016 | Closed

  Part I and Part II of this essay. I’m a newly qualified crew boss with my twenty-person crew on a wildfire in Wyoming. My crew is assigned to mop-up an area—to slowly move through and extinguish everything that is burning. The command team is less worried about the fire at this point and more […]


On Confidence: The River (Part II of III)

30th August 2016 | Closed

  Part I of this essay. Continuing to explore confidence, I think of my friend Sarah’s experience. There are two cars in the river, an upside-down sedan and a right-side-up pickup truck, three people in the truck and four in the car. Most of the passengers get themselves out of their vehicle and out of the […]


On Confidence: The Mountain (Part I of III)

30th August 2016 | Closed

  Confidence and women; women and confidence. Women should lean in; use power poses; not minimize our words or our selves; negotiate; and, above all, be confident! Without, of course, being bitchy or bossy or cold. The internet tells me confidence is “not something that can be learned like a set of rules; confidence is […]


I Beat the Sugar Horror-Go-Round

31st July 2012 | Closed

The Whole30 is the incredible brainchild of Melissa and Dallas Hartwig of Whole9. During a Whole30, for 30 days one eats meat, vegetables, good fats, and some fruits and nuts. One does not eat sugar (of any kind), grains (including corn), dairy, legumes (including peanuts), or alcohol (actually a sugar).  Are you wondering about calcium, […]


Poor Managing of Good Intentions?

21st April 2011 | Closed

I’ll start this off my stating some of my biases:  I have read Three Cups of Tea, I have heard Greg Mortenson speak (UNC Greeley, Feb 10, 2010) and I have given the Central Asia Institute (C.A.I) money.  I’ve never been head-over-heels in love with Mortenson (he wasn’t a very good speaker and the book […]