pinetreeside

I sat in the bathroom, my mind racing, boiling with anger. Why did I sign up for this?! I’m the only guy! Two days of complete silence! What was I thinking?! The bell signaling the start of meditation sounded. Struggling to regain my composure, I put on my spiritual face and made my way to the meditation hall. I looked oh so zen on the outside as I carefully constructed my meditation seat and sat awaiting the entrance to hell, but on the inside I was screaming bloody…

05winterscene3

Right now for most of the country it’s freezing. Here in Maine, the high temp for today was a solid 8 degrees. Why do I live here again? When the temps drop this low, getting in a workout can be tough and unless you have developed a tolerance to the cold, exercising outside is downright painful. During the past few months I have been really struggling with winter training. I know I need the exercise and I know how much better it will make me feel, but climbing…

06country

Something is wrong with the American lifestyle. Take a trip to the mall or ride the subway and you’ll see it everywhere. Hundreds of overweight, overworked, and unhappy people moving blindly through life, simply going through the motions– addicted to media and thoroughly disconnected from any tangible link to the natural world they once had. We are one of the most wealthy and powerful nations on the planet and yet we are we one of the unhealthiest and one of the unhappiest. For the first time ever, it…