Differential ski waxing

Today’s post is only superficially about the physics of waxing cross-country skis. In reality, I want to share with you how an inquisitive mentality spreads throughout all facets of life. Even if you’ve never been skiing, walked on snow, or cared about physics, I hope the inquisitive side of you will keep reading. Getting tractionContinue reading “Differential ski waxing”

How I celebrate 2020

Today is 2 January 2021 as I write. My intention with this post is to push back against the rising tide of shaming the year 2020. I want to share with you about the hopefulness that comes from transitioning to goals based instead on progress through a journey. While recognizing that I am fortunate toContinue reading “How I celebrate 2020”

Finding confidence by defining it

There’s a mountain foot race that, in normal years, I would’ve run about two weeks ago. It is both my first mountain race and the only race I’ve run twice. The course is set out something like a figure-8, with one mountain peak sitting at the intersection of the two circles and a second peakContinue reading “Finding confidence by defining it”

Don’t say “Be Patient”

There are a few conversations from years ago that hang on as clear memories. In general, I remember life in a fuzzy way and tend to recall generalities rather than specifics. I remember with clarity,however, being told “Be patient” by a supervisor who should’ve been my champion and not my adversary. This bout of weakContinue reading “Don’t say “Be Patient””

What’s the point

Today is another story about turning around before the end. But it’s more about making sure that I’m being inquisitive about why I do the things I do. The header photo here shows Eidetinden (Eide|tinden, isthmus pointy mountain) on the left. It’s our tallest mountain on Kjerringøy, topping out at about 1017 m above seaContinue reading “What’s the point”