The explanatory power of classical Economic theory is often overblown. Even so there are some tidbits that can help us make better decisions. One such tidbit is the notion of “opportunity costs.”Read more "You Could Be Doing Something Else"
While a second trip to Trigo Canyon didn’t get us much farther up the trail, many new things were discovered nevertheless.Read more "Trigo Canyon, Part 2: Between Mist And Schist"
Frivolous as our comings and goings on this planet may be, we can’t help but infuse them with great meaning. Trouble is, sometimes the significance we bestow is toxic.Read more "Metaphors We Climb By"
If you’ve never had the pleasure of finding boulder problems without the aid of a guidebook or online beta, give it a shot. It’s a heck of a lot more fun than you might think.Read more "Eschewing Beta In Two New Mexico Bouldering Spots"
Mental scraps that crossed my mind while waiting for a morning flight out of Los Angeles International Airport.Read more "Thoughts On Faith And Moving Mountains At LAX"
When walks in the wilderness addle our brains, all sorts of amazing (and terrifying) things can happen.Read more "Mission Creep"
A mere 200,000 years after our collective birth, we humans are flying around in the stratosphere at unprecedented speeds. It’s an opportunity for enjoyment and reflection that’s not to be squandered.Read more "A View From 40,000 Feet"
Mountain building can happen in a number of different ways. Here’s how it works in the United States’ Basin and Range Province.Read more "Stretching, Cracking, Floating, Sinking: A Basin And Range Primer"
Bosque Farms is a flat land that — at least for me — is as stunning as any mountaintop. One reason is the sandhill cranes.Read more "Sandhills"