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”

Digestable #10: Summer Camps at Frontier Lodge, Ice Climbing at Isaac’s Wet Dream, Must Do Canada, Regenerative Agriculture, Civilization & Barbarism

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 28th, 2021. Here’s what’s new and on my mind this week: Mountain biking, rock climbing, and whitewater adventure packages. Summer registrations are open at Frontier Lodge! We haveContinue reading “Digestable #10: Summer Camps at Frontier Lodge, Ice Climbing at Isaac’s Wet Dream, Must Do Canada, Regenerative Agriculture, Civilization & Barbarism”

Digestable #9: MovNat in Edmonton, The Joy of Movement, Ski Touring Hilda, Post-Rationalism, Speaking in Tongues

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 21st, 2021. Here’s what I’ve been thinking about this week: Free MovNat Workouts in Edmonton. I am organizing a weekly drop-in MovNat session Saturday mornings at 8:00-9:30 AM in MillContinue reading “Digestable #9: MovNat in Edmonton, The Joy of Movement, Ski Touring Hilda, Post-Rationalism, Speaking in Tongues”

Ice Climbing Isaac’s Wet Dream with Must Do Canada

In January 2021, Amanda and I had the opportunity to join Matt & Karla Bailey from Must Do Canada, and Tim Taylor from Girth Hitch Guiding for a day of ice climbing at Isaac’s Wet Dream in David Thompson Country. Matt and Karla featured this day of climbing in the above video guide to “DavidContinue reading “Ice Climbing Isaac’s Wet Dream with Must Do Canada”

Digestable #8: ToDoist, A World Without Email, One Touch to Inbox Zero, Billie Eilish’s Blurry World, Teddy Roosevelt

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 14th, 2021. Here’s what’s up: ToDoist Task & Project Management App. Next up in the list of apps I can’t live without: ToDoist. I use this app to keepContinue reading “Digestable #8: ToDoist, A World Without Email, One Touch to Inbox Zero, Billie Eilish’s Blurry World, Teddy Roosevelt”

Alpine Ski Touring Hilda Ridge

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Adventure Club members explored the shoulder of Hilda Peak on skis, guided by Pierre Hungr of Galena Mountain Guides and Tobi Von Butler, from Frontier Lodge. Hilda Peak is on the northern edge of Banff National Park, right next to Mount Athabasca, about a 4.5 hour drive SW from Edmonton.Continue reading “Alpine Ski Touring Hilda Ridge”

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 theContinue reading “Digestable #7: Peskett Canyon, Jordan Peterson, Picniic App, Heinriche Heine”

Peskett Canyon Ice Climbing

Peskett Canyon (or Box Canyon) is a stunning slot canyon that divides Mount Ernest Ross and Mount Elliot, in the David Thompson corridor approximately 55km west of Nordegg, Alberta. Awaiting your discovery here are the ice climbs “Lovely Parting Gifts” (WI3) and “End of the Line” (WI4), and, in the summer, the rapidly-developing rock climbingContinue reading “Peskett Canyon Ice Climbing”

Digestable #6: Up Your Culinary Game at Home, Killer Family Photos, Fix Your Shoulders, and Be at Your Best When You are at Your Worst

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me.  Let’s go! Chartreuse, Cardamom, & Plume: The world just got a whole lot tastier. My good friend and the #1 foodie I know, Julie Harvey, is now sharing her unique and delicious recipes on her newContinue reading “Digestable #6: Up Your Culinary Game at Home, Killer Family Photos, Fix Your Shoulders, and Be at Your Best When You are at Your Worst”

Digestable #5: Martin Luther Rewired Your Brain, Dwell App, The Bible Project, Memorization for Meditation and Mindfulness

Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. There is a clear theme again this week, and it is of biblical proportions! This content was emailed to subscribers on February 21st, 2021. Love it or hate it, if you want to understand theContinue reading “Digestable #5: Martin Luther Rewired Your Brain, Dwell App, The Bible Project, Memorization for Meditation and Mindfulness”

Memorization for Meditation and Mindfulness

“The mind pumps out thoughts like the heart pumps out beats.” Unfortunately I can’t recall where I first ran into this comparison of the mind to the heart, but it has stuck with me. There is oft cited research by Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University, that on average, we have 60,000 thoughts per day.Continue reading “Memorization for Meditation and Mindfulness”

Digestable #4: Valentines, Marriage, YNAB, C.S. Lewis, Soren Kierkegaard

Hello friends, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. Let’s dig into all things LOVE this week! This content was sent to subscribers on February 14th, 2021. Here’s what’s on my mind this week: ​How to Fight About Money with Your Partner.ThisContinue reading “Digestable #4: Valentines, Marriage, YNAB, C.S. Lewis, Soren Kierkegaard”

How We Use YNAB to Manage Family Finances

What happens when Oscar Wilde marries Dave Ramsey? Oscar Wilde: “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.“ Dave Ramsey: “Act your wage.“ Maybe this is your relationship if one of you can spend like Oscar Wilde, while one of you can thrift hard like Dave Ramsey or maybe even Mr.Continue reading “How We Use YNAB to Manage Family Finances”

Digestable #3: Mouth breathers, Teenage daughters, The Elements of Style, and “That Will Never Work.”

Hello everyone, Welcome to another edition of Digestable, the short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This content was emailed to subscribers on February 6, 2021. Let’s jump in! Here’s what’s on my mind this week: The Role of Outdoor Leadership Training in Creating a $250B Netflix. In this recent podcastContinue reading “Digestable #3: Mouth breathers, Teenage daughters, The Elements of Style, and “That Will Never Work.””

Digestable #2: Homeschooling, MovNat, Ankle Weights

Hello friends, Welcome to the 2nd edition of Digestable, a short, weekly email where I share information, ideas, and what’s new with me. This email was sent to subscribers on January 31, 2021. Here’s what’s on my mind this week: My oldest son, Ariel, has completed high school! I reflect on Ariel’s education journey in thisContinue reading “Digestable #2: Homeschooling, MovNat, Ankle Weights”