Adventure Club Trip Report 21.03

Our 3rd Adventure Club trip of 2021 was another life-altering success. This was a climbing-focused trip and the early-September Rocky Mountain weather co-operated beautifully. Guided by Girth Hitch Guiding and Geary’s Guiding, our group consisted of Steve Koehn, Michael Harvey, Brad Kryger, Elijah Stauth, Pete Wardell, Del Sutherland, Tim Taylor, Tobi von Butler, Paul Ribi,Continue reading “Adventure Club Trip Report 21.03”

Digestable #23: A New Daughter, Summer Camp, Castle Mountain, Corruption is Contagious

Hey folks! Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was emailed to subscribers on July 12, 2021. Where to begin … A New Daughter. On September 4th, I will officially gain a daughter! My son, Ariel, proposed to the very lovelyContinue reading “Digestable #23: A New Daughter, Summer Camp, Castle Mountain, Corruption is Contagious”

Digestable #22: Magic Rings, Treehouses, Adventure Makes You Better, Mountain Bike For Sale, The Stockdale Paradox, 12th Level Mountain Biking

Hello guys & gals, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was sent to subscribers on June 22, 2021. I’ve been chewing on this lately: Plato’s Invisibility Ring: What if you had a magic ring that could make you invisible? WouldContinue reading “Digestable #22: Magic Rings, Treehouses, Adventure Makes You Better, Mountain Bike For Sale, The Stockdale Paradox, 12th Level Mountain Biking”

Digestable #21: Paleo Plan Meal Planner, Return of MovNat Edmonton, Grit of Women, Baruch the Scribe, Grad Photos

Hiya, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was sent to subscribers on June 15th, 2021. Here’s where my mind has been lately: Meal Planner We’re Trying: The Paleo Plan Meal Planner. Though we don’t follow a “paleo diet”, we drawContinue reading “Digestable #21: Paleo Plan Meal Planner, Return of MovNat Edmonton, Grit of Women, Baruch the Scribe, Grad Photos”

Digestable #20: GoFundMe for Andrew & Nate, the Perfect Father’s Day Gift, Wikipedia is Badly Biased, Joseph Pilates, Change Your Tribe

Hi friends, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was emailed to subscribers on June 7th, 2021. Here’s what you need to know: GoFundMe – Andrew & Nate Memorial: Andrew Abel and Nathanial Johnson died in a climbing accident on Mount Andromeda onContinue reading “Digestable #20: GoFundMe for Andrew & Nate, the Perfect Father’s Day Gift, Wikipedia is Badly Biased, Joseph Pilates, Change Your Tribe”

Digestable #19: Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know, Cognitive Reappraisal, Vaccine Efficacy, Selfie Time

Hey all, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was emailed to subscribers on May 30th, 2021. Check it out! Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: Afew claims that stuck out to me from the book, “Ten Global Trends EveryContinue reading “Digestable #19: Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know, Cognitive Reappraisal, Vaccine Efficacy, Selfie Time”

Digestable #18: Keto on the Trail, 3 Recommended Newsletters, Flight of the Conchords, Finite and Infinite Games

Hi everyone, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This edition was emailed to subscribers on May 24th, 2021. Here’s what I’ve got for you this week: Keto on the Trail: This list of food and recipe ideas for hiking, backpacking, or camping isContinue reading “Digestable #18: Keto on the Trail, 3 Recommended Newsletters, Flight of the Conchords, Finite and Infinite Games”

Digestable #17: How-to: Check-in with Staff or Family – Take Digital Notes – Take Podcast Notes, Unintended Vaccine Effects, Getting to Know a Good Idea

Hi folks, thanks for joining me. Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This email was sent to subscribers on May 17th, 2021. This week’s goodies: How and Why to Conduct a One-on-One Check-in Conversation with Staff or Family Members: A one-on-one conversationContinue reading “Digestable #17: How-to: Check-in with Staff or Family – Take Digital Notes – Take Podcast Notes, Unintended Vaccine Effects, Getting to Know a Good Idea”

Digestable #16: Fact-ist Politics, Why You’re Christian, Letter to Premier Kenney, 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This email was sent to subscribers on May 9th, 2021. Here we go! The Danger of Fact-ist Politics: This essay by Taylor Dotson claims that both sides of the raging political war share the same root issue:Continue reading “Digestable #16: Fact-ist Politics, Why You’re Christian, Letter to Premier Kenney, 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur”

How and Why to Conduct a One-on-One Check-in Conversation with Staff or Family Members

A one-on-one conversation might be the most powerful tool you have to alter the trajectory of a person’s life or their relationship with you. Here’s how and why to do it. Below I’ve collected notes from: Ashley Goodall & Marcus Buckingham in NINE LIES ABOUT WORK: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World AndyContinue reading “How and Why to Conduct a One-on-One Check-in Conversation with Staff or Family Members”

Letter to Premier Kenney: Restrictions on Outdoor Fitness announced May 4th, 2021

Delivered via email on May 5th, 2021 Dear Mr. Jordan Walker, MLA, and Premier Jason Kenney, On Friday, March 5th, 2021, my 18-year old son was completing an inspection of one of our low-income rental suites. Upon entering, he discovered our tenant deceased on the couch, pills and empty beer bottles scattered on the floor. Evidently,Continue reading “Letter to Premier Kenney: Restrictions on Outdoor Fitness announced May 4th, 2021”

Book Notes: Anything You Want – 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers

5 stars, and a “Must Read” recommendation if you are in business or thinking about being in business. A super-fun and refreshing quick read that will take you 1-2 hours to breeze through, but you’ll want to linger in some sections to take some notes. It is a collection of stories from Derek Sivers’ experiencesContinue reading “Book Notes: Anything You Want – 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers”

Digestable #15: How to Keep Your Edge as You Get Older, 5 Tips from the Father of Kettlebell, A Farewell to Arms, Depression and Faith

Comrades! Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This email was sent to subscribers on May 2nd, 2021. Let’s dig in: How to Keep Your Edge as You Get Older: Vic Verdier is a “physical polymath” with a list of credentials a mile long.Continue reading “Digestable #15: How to Keep Your Edge as You Get Older, 5 Tips from the Father of Kettlebell, A Farewell to Arms, Depression and Faith”

5 Metabolic Conditioning Tips from the “Father of the Kettlebell” Pavel Tsatsouline

Comrade! Follow this advice and be as strong, flexible, and fit as the Soviet special forces. Pavel Tsatsouline is Chairman of StrongFirst and widely credited with popularizing kettlebell training in the West. I had the opportunity to pose a question to Pavel on the Tim Ferriss podcast, so I asked for his advice on conditioning.Continue reading “5 Metabolic Conditioning Tips from the “Father of the Kettlebell” Pavel Tsatsouline”

Book Notes: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway

Published in 1929, A Farewell to Arms is thought to be a semi-autobiographical depiction of Hemmingway‘s experience as an ambulance driver for the Italian Army during the Italian campaign of WW1, and having his heart broken by an English nurse. This book checked off a few boxes for me: an anything-but-boring Nobel Prize-winning author withContinue reading “Book Notes: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway”

Digestable #14: Zero to One, The Self Educating Child, 2 Meals A Day, COVID Vaccines, True Fasting

Hello everybody! Thanks for reading Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This email was sent to subscribers on April 26th, 2021. Here’s what’s up this week: ​Book Review: Zero to One by Peter Thiel: You’ve thought about it, because its what we do. Bring new creations intoContinue reading “Digestable #14: Zero to One, The Self Educating Child, 2 Meals A Day, COVID Vaccines, True Fasting”

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel is the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, business partner of Elon Musk, and the first outside investor in Facebook. This is a Stanford University business course taught by Peter Thiel in an easy-to-read book format. It is part “how-to” from an experienced serial entrepreneur, and part philosophy that, though interesting, is less valuable. IContinue reading “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel”

Digestable #13: Professional Mountain Bike Instructor, Frontier + Sombrio, Judah’s Podcast, 20th Anniversary

Greetings, friends! Thanks for reading Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This email was sent to subscribers on April 26, 2021. Here’s what’s new this week: The Newest PMBI Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Level 1: My oldest son, Ariel, completed his PMBI Level 1 certification this weekendContinue reading “Digestable #13: Professional Mountain Bike Instructor, Frontier + Sombrio, Judah’s Podcast, 20th Anniversary”

Digestable #12: Wild Swimming, Dangers of Meditation, Unbreakable Resolutions, Peter Thiel

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 April 11th, 2021. Here’s what’s up this week: Wild swimming: re-wilding and overcoming life-changing illness through cold water swims: This 6 minute video beautifully tells the story of one womanContinue reading “Digestable #12: Wild Swimming, Dangers of Meditation, Unbreakable Resolutions, Peter Thiel”

Digestable #11: Baggar Vance, Stephen Pressfield, Apostle Paul, The Resistance, The Resurrection of the Son of God, Drunk Jesus

Happy Easter, and to my friends who are celebrating: “He is risen; he is risen, indeed!” 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 April 4th, 2021. This week’s Digestable has a strong Easter theme, butContinue reading “Digestable #11: Baggar Vance, Stephen Pressfield, Apostle Paul, The Resistance, The Resurrection of the Son of God, Drunk Jesus”