Bobsled: Last Great Ride of the Season

The last great ride of the season. Mountain biking is my favorite method of meditation. If I had video, you’d probably wonder how anyone could really meditate while going that fast around the variety of obstacles and challenges: trees, boulders, mud… …natural and man-made ramps… …and abandoned cars. How does someone meditate in the face […]

The Frisson of Fright

Halloween is a fun time to make things more mystical, spiritual, even more thrilling. There’s a word from French which has become lost from our vocabularies. The idea the word represents has become less lost, but still under-appreciated. The word is frisson. Our worldwide culture craves the frisson of fright, though we’ve forgotten how to […]

End of Summer

It always happens. The cycle repeats. Times change. Seasons come and go. We might wish we could slow it down, or even bring it all to a standstill. We wish we could make the summer stretch on indefinitely. But then… …well, not everyone can live on the equator. Could you imagine trying to smash all […]