Inspiration from baseball, travel, and music

I like stories about people who live unique lives that are filled with hope, hardship, success and setbacks. Here’s a few books and movies I’ve come across recently .   Battered Bastards of Baseball, Netflix documentary This documentary is the story of Bing Russell, who started a minor league baseball team in Portland, Oregon during […]

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Hold your breath for a long life

Earlier this year on a trip to Panama, I talked with some other travelers who were taking a free diving course. What I learned was that free diving is just like scuba diving except for one small detail. You don’t dive with an air tank and the only air you have is what’s in your […]

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Skydiving for charity

Recently I wrote about how sometimes in life we can pick activities that combine adventure and service. Or other times we do something adventurous that has nothing to do with charity or service. And some acts of service aren’t really adventurous at all. I usually think of skydiving as adventurous but without any value other […]

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What would you do with 100,000 American Airline miles?

Earlier this year, I applied for and received two American Airlines Citibank Visa credit cards, one for personal use and one for business. The annual fee was waived for the first year. The signup bonuses were 50,000 miles each but to earn the 100,000 miles, there was one catch. Each card required that I spend […]

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Want to go to the front of the line at airport security?

Last week I was at airport security but was screened in a special line that was much shorter than the one for other passengers. Also, I didn’t have to take off my shoes or remove my laptop from the carryon bag. Why the preferential treatment? Well it’s not because I’m important, famous or flying in […]

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