Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Big Snow Day, Everyday

MOUNTAINS FOR ALL THEIR PHYSICAL, AESTHETIC, AND MENTAL BENEFITS can be incredibly desolate places. The mountain is there for us to journey inward, to come face to face with the sublime inner metal of which we are all made of. Imagine escaping to the mountain where stress is replaced with serenity, and cares smoothed away by an uplifting inner journey. Mountain we speak of is sanctuary surrounded by snow. Piles upon piles in its pristine, natural glory. MOUNTAIN TEACHES US TO JOURNEY INTO FEARLESSNESS by overcoming pride and letting go of story. If strapping your feet inside planks of wood, and accelerating down a cliff is NOT your idea of fun, I suggest you try it. Mountain encourages us to overcome inhibitions and stare down fears. Mountain makes us focus on where we want to go rather than where we have been. This high-altitude inner journey is a bit indulgent, restorative, soothing, romantic, and sublime. Mountain is beautiful.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Monday, November 1, 2021

In Nature Is The Preservation Of The World

Nature captures our attention without consciously focusing on it. Nature provides the opportunity to replenish our senses and recalibrate our minds for attention control. The longer we spend in green landscapes the more it soothes and restores.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Breathtaking Nature Renews In Yosemite

Something happens when you ascend the sacred winding road that leads into the Sequioa National forest. Yosemite is humbling–the kind of place that gently, but firmly, reminds mortals that we are merely a blip in the timeline of nature. Recent rains have brought a sense of renewal from the impact of fires, drought and beetle infestation. The imposing beauty of Yosemite National Park with its natural wonders both large and small extends 1170 square miles along California's Sierra Nevada range. These wonders of nature await your arrival this fall and winter.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Oldboy On Campus

familiar faces,
all along Hogsback where the run was long and hard,
by the Memorial Chapel, Arthur Bishop house and Lower School yard.
Sitting together,
shaking hands, laughs and good times,
most sit and drink,
and few sit and think.
1st Eleven, crew and rifle team,
marching, cadet ball and uniform thing.
Like the measured pulse of racing oars,
your name being shouted out for roll call,
shouts from the teachers, coaches and housemasters,
driving the legs through footstops,
when going for Gold meant rowing in a boat named Endurement

Monday, August 23, 2021

Soaked In Tradition

Thankful for the privilege of racing with such magnificent horses. The race began with seven boats in the varsity final, one more than is usually allowed. At 1000 meters boats were nearly even, our coxswain called a hard 30. At 1300 meters we were pulling ahead. At 1500 meters, we began taking it up for the last 500, winning the championship with open water in a highly competitive field. My gracious thanks to some remarkable oarsmen who have God like work ethic, stamina and genetic disposition of the perfect horse. Thank you to the amazing coaches who selflessly got us on the podium. Love, always.