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Death of a skydiver

A couple of weeks ago, a 27-year-old skydiver was killed in a accident at the same drop zone where I jump. Monday through Friday he worked as a civilian contractor helping train military personnel as they learned to free fall. On weekends he went skydiving for fun and had made over a 1,000 jumps.    […]

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I’m always afraid . . . either that or my butterflies are stupid.

You know that “butterflies in your stomach” feeling you get when you’re afraid or nervous about something? I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m always afraid. Either that or I’ve got really stupid butterflies. I think to myself, “How can I possibly be afraid so much?” So I blame the butterflies. Maybe they are in […]

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6 lessons from a skydiving injury. # 3 is important even if you never jump out of a plane.

I went skydiving for the first time in almost a year. Why so long of a break? Well, I broke my foot. Break? Broke? I need an editor. Anyway, after a skydiving accident last March I finally felt good enough to go back and jump again. Here’s what I noticed:   1) Everything makes more […]

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Afraid of skydiving?

I’ve written about fears before and how sometimes what we are afraid of isn’t even dangerous. But what if we’re afraid of something that really is dangerous? What if we might get killed or injured? Here’s what I do to deal with that type of fear. I’ll use skydiving as an example but the same […]

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Being afraid is okay

Have you ever been afraid? Do you see other people doing crazy-scary-looking things and wonder how they do it? I was just reading Craig McBreen’s blog about Felix Baumgartner’s jump from 26 miles up.  Go read the post . . . it’s worth your time. I wrote about the same topic here. Craig mentioned how he […]

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