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Remembering Survival School

Remembering Survival School

After moving out to California, I started a tradition of choosing a new challenge every year. I do not have many rules around this, except that it had to be a something new that gets me out of my comfort zone. In 2010 that challenge was attending Survival School, and it was one of the…

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Island Time

Island Time

Kauai is one of my favorite places in the world. There is no better place to shed the distractions of the mainland by entering an island paradise. No, I’m not talking about sitting next to a pool drinking Chi Chi’s and racking up your Mahalo Rewards. I’m talking about going to the edge of the…

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What is Rule Number 6?

What is Rule Number 6?

A lot of people ask me: what is Rule Number 6? I was first told the story back in college. One of those anecdotes that you always remember. It actually comes from a self-help book, but it stuck with me through the years because Rule No. 6 is how I aspire to live. If you…

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My Version of Happy Hour: Salt Point

My Version of Happy Hour: Salt Point

I’m not a city guy, I’ve come to that realization over the past several years. But one of the best things about San Francisco is the proximity to leaving it all behind. 30 minutes North or South and you can be walking in a grove of redwoods, or watching waves crash against sea cliffs. One…

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A Piece of Quiet on Route 36

A Piece of Quiet on Route 36

Sitting alone on the banks of Ruth Lake, the late night cold setting in, I basked in an amazing level of quiet I have never experienced before. “So this is what the world would be without humans.” It was actually quite beautiful.