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Quote of the day / 05.08.2009

“I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances or my position. Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme,...

Quote of the day / 04.08.2009

“Happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.” -- Bertrand Russell ~ British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, social reformer, socialist and pacifist. (1872-1970) Photo by James Edward Mills...

Quote of the day / 03.08.2009

"Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere." Barack Obama ~ 44th President of the United States (1961-)...

Mountain Film, Podcast / 03.08.2009

[caption id="attachment_590" align="alignleft" width="279" caption="Soil scientist/agro ecologist Jerry Glover"]Jerry Glover[/caption] Out here on the Midwestern prairies of Wisconsin were surrounded by acres of farmland. This time of year as we ride road bikes along the creamy smooth highways of Dane County. From one township to the next it’s vast fields of tall green corn plants as far as the eye can see. [caption id="attachment_616" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo by Michael Leland "]Photo by Michael Leland [/caption] [caption id="attachment_589" align="alignright" width="300" caption="photo by Jim Richardson National Geographic"]photo by Jim Richardson National Geographic[/caption] Averaging between 14 and 17 mile per hour, we whiz past one corn field after the next. With ours heads tucked in the draft stream keeping pace with the summer training schedule the last thing anyone’s thinking about is the soil beneath our spinning tires. It’s not just dirt you know. Earlier this summer during the Mountain Film Festival in Telluride Colorado I met a guy, a scientist who succeeded in changing how I’ll think about soil forever.
Quote of the day / 02.08.2009

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.” Lin Yutang ~ Chinese writer and inventor (1895 – 1976) -- Chances are whatever it is that’s stressing you today can wait until tomorrow. It’s Sunday. Go outside and play. Photograph by Ben Moon...

Quote of the day / 01.08.2009

“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve others.” Albert Schweitzer~ theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician (1875-1965) -- Even when your own need is great there will always be others who need more than you do. There’s great comfort to found in giving of yourself in the service of those less fortunate because it inspires a sense of abundance from which true prosperity can be manifest. (illustration from the stetchbook of the artist and climber Jeremy Collins)...