observations on the journey

Aiming for the Stars

Last week, Elon Musk publicly announced plans to build the most powerful rocket ever and use it to launch a manned mission to Mars by 2024. The announcement was described as his “most aggressive expression yet of his vision for privately funded space exploration.” Aggressive? Perhaps. Bold. Absolutely – who else names their rocket BFR? […]

Fighting the Malaise of These Days

The horror of the attack in Las Vegas seemed to put a bloody exclamation point on what has been an endless assault on our senses as American Citizens. Unceasing images of hate, discord echoing across social media, relentless news reporting on all that is wrong with the world, and demoralizing examples of leadership from so […]

No Longer the Greatest Country?

In 2012, HBO’s The Newsroom featured a speech by character Will McAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels) that came to be known as the “America is not the greatest country in the world anymore” speech. McAvoy rips into the notion by rattling off a litany of categories in which America ranks poorly: 7th in […]

Pace Yourself

About eight years ago, a business trip to Utah gave me the opportunity to visit Zion National Park. This beautiful park features steep red cliffs and great hikes through one of the most amazing settings in the country. I was on a mission and chose Angel’s Landing, a 2.5 mile hike up nearly 1500 feet […]

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