J/22 Odyssey- California To Jamaica & Beyond!

This was orig­i­nal­ly writ­ten for SAILING Mag­a­zine, and is pub­lished here with the con­sent of the Scha­nen fam­i­ly (own­ers of the J/145 MAIN STREET on Lake Michi­gan– Once every 24 hours, for a scant 15 min­utes or so, waves break on the Pacif­ic side of the Pana­ma Canal. The break is less than 200 yards from the …

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I am an edge­walk­er. I am some strange amphib­ian in a world of lakes and raised dikes. I cross from one body of water to anoth­er, swim­ming on the sur­face, per­haps por­pois­ing down, though nev­er to the bot­tom. The bot­tom is deep­er than I am will­ing to go. I wan­der always, rest­less to see more. …

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Fear and Recovery

This is in response to a friend ask­ing me about my recent crash on a paraglid­er. He talked about his rea­son for walk­ing away from paraglid­ing as well as asked the ques­tions you’ll see at the bottom.

Developing The Seventh Sense

I’ve been think­ing about net­works late­ly, inspired by recent­ly read­ing Joshua Coop­er Ramo’s The Sev­enth Sense. The dri­ving take­away is that devel­op­ing a sense for under­stand­ing the net­works in any giv­en sit­u­a­tion gives an advan­tage over an under­stand­ing based on old­er frameworks.

Letter to a Soldier

Some­times it’s just as valu­able know­ing what you don’t want to do.” ‑Dr. Amy Kruse, for­mer DARPA pro­gram man­ag­er Look, excel­lence doesn’t trans­fer. It’s a com­mon mis­take to think it does, and one that many SOF vets make.

From Pie to Poop

The peo­ple I like most share two things in com­mon:  First, they have open minds.  Sec­ond, while they appear nor­mal, they are in at least one aspect of their lives, utter­ly bat shit crazy.

Pre-Interview Prep

In the vein of con­tin­u­al­ly get­ting bet­ter, I just start­ed send­ing out a “pre-inter­view” request for the Paleo Treats pod­cast.  This one went out to Gavin McClurg, a paraglid­er.  They’ll prob­a­bly change as I go along, but I thought you’d enjoy it.

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