Digestable #7: Peskett Canyon, Jordan Peterson, Picniic App, Heinriche Heine

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was delivered to subscribers on March 7th, 2021.

Let’s get after it!

  • Peskett Canyon Ice Climbing: Last weekend while at Frontier Lodge for the most recent Adventure Club outing, we had the opportunity to explore the ice climbing opportunities in the stunning Peskett Canyon. We were guided by the gifted Tim Taylor with Girth Hitch Guiding and Pierre Hungr from Galena Mountain Guides. Visit the full post to see video, photos, and why we couldn’t stop grinning.
  • Tim Ferriss interviews Jordan Peterson on Rules for Life, Psychedelics, the Bible, and More. The ever-polarizing Jordan Peterson is back in the spotlight for his new book tour, and I took pages of notes from this podcast interview with Tim Ferriss. For those of us in Alberta, the interview starts off fascinatingly with his life-changing connection to the Notley family – specifically Sandra Notley, who was his mentor and librarian during his teenage years. For those outside of Alberta, Grant Notley was a past leader of the socialist NDP party, Rachel Notley, Grant’s daughter, is the current leader of the NDP and former Premier of Alberta, and Sandra Notley was Rachel’s mother. Maybe this was only engaging to me because my cat, Notley, is named after this uber-political family.

    A few more Jordan Peterson resources for those who want to delve deeper:
  • Picniic – the App that Runs our Family: In the category of “apps we can’t live without” as a family of 6, is Picniic. Each member of our family uses this app to access our shared recipes, add to and reference our shared grocery lists, add and assign chores, and view a shared family calendar. Let Amanda or I know if you want to know more about how we use this app to stay coordinated.
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  • Quotes I’m Pondering: Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), a Jewish convert to Lutheranism whose books were later burned by the Nazis, eerily wrote lines like these 100 years before Hitler arrived:

    This was but a prelude; in the place where they start by burning books they will end up by burning people.

    And,

    “Do not smile at the visionary who anticipates the same revolution in the realm of the visible as has taken place in the spiritual. Thought precedes action as lightning precedes thunder. German thunder is of true Germanic character; it is not very nimble, but rumbles along ponderously. Yet, it will come and when you hear a crashing such as never before has been heard in the world’s history, then you know that the German thunderbolt has fallen at last. At that uproar the eagles of the air will drop dead, and lions in the remotest deserts of Africa will hide in their royal dens. A play will be performed in Germany which will make the French Revolution look like an innocent idyll.”

    I discovered Heinrich Heine from this important article by Bari Weiss: The Great Unraveling.​

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Should you come across anything noteworthy this week please send it my way!

Yours truly,
Jeff

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