More about visas

I’m in the process planning a trip to Myanmar, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. As I’ve mentioned before, one of the first things I do in trip planning is to find out whether I need a visa for the country I’m visiting. So I looked up the those four countries only to realize each one requires […]

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Are you tired of quotes?

Are you tired of quotes? It seems like you can’t escape them. They’re all over social media, on daily desktop calendars, and you can find books full of quotes. They come from everywhere. The Bible, Shakespeare, famous people, people you’ve never heard of, or Fight Club. Quotes can be 100% accurate and made by a real […]

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Five lessons from skydiving. They apply to the rest of life too.

A couple of weeks ago I took an instructor’s course for skydiving and now I officially have a Coach Rating. That rating allows me to teach some ground school and also jump with student skydivers who have been cleared for solo jumps but aren’t yet licensed skydivers. For part of my training, I had to […]

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Travel lessons from a trip to Haiti

  During 11 days in February I took 9 different flights to visit Haiti, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, and back to San Diego. I slept on the floor at the airport, at my sister’s, at a Best Western in Port Au Prince, and a Motel 6. What kind of messed up itinerary is that? […]

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How to change the world

It’s not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? Henry David Thoreau That quote appears on page one of a book called, “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity” by New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof. I like the quote because it reminds us of a simple fact about […]

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