Why do we seek suffering?

I am often asked if I enjoy suffering.  The short answer is no, the long answer is yes.  I talk a lot about how we are all wired differently.  I'm either blessed or haunted with the ability to be thin and fit with little effort.  I say haunted since … [Read more]

Find your Double Bypass

This week has had it's highs and lows for sure.  We planned to be down in the small town of Rogue River, where I grew up, for a book signing at the annual Rooster Crow.  That's right, Rooster Crow!  It's a weekend festival where people watch roosters … [Read more]

So this is 40…

This Monday I got to experience the flipping of another decade.  I've entered the 40's, yet I still feel like I'm in my 30's...or 20's for that matter.  Maybe it'll catch up with me someday but for now I'm living life without letting a psychological … [Read more]

Are you wired to climb?

Like I told Anderson Cooper off camera last month, "7 billion people on this earth don't get me."  We are all wired differently and no matter how hard we try we can't rationalize why others do what they do.  Every mountaineer has a different reason … [Read more]