Gear and Stuff

Gear and Stuff

I love gear.  I always have.  When I was in high school I got deeply into cycling.  A bicycle is gear.  The helmet, gloves, spandex, shoes, are all gear.  You research.  You calculate.  You weight the options–literally in the case of cycling.  I once bought and...
Rawhide

Rawhide

When I was about four of five years old I got a cowboy hat and boots, and a horse, and some pistols.  So, of course, I was a cowboy.  I rode my horse Ogie on many adventures.  My name was “Rawhide” and I was pretty much riding the trail on a daily basis. I...
Photog Class 2: Frame, Exposure, Moment

Photog Class 2: Frame, Exposure, Moment

Frame, Exposure, Moment–this is what goes into every photo.  The Frame is what defines what is in the photo and what the arrangement of those elements in the photo are.  Shapes and lines draw our eyes into the image and help tell the story of what is in the...

Empathy is Everything

I recently listened to an audio book by Chris Voss.  It was excellent.  Chris was a negotiation specialist with the FBI for a number of years and outlines the approach of the best practices negotiation that is the current standard for the FBI.  The surprising thing:...
Fasting, Feasting, and Food

Fasting, Feasting, and Food

Over the course of the last two years I’ve dramatically changed my relationship to food.  It all started with applying for life insurance and hearing that I was 15 or so pounds too heavy to qualify for the “super preferred” rates.  I had enough time...