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From the edge of space

By now everyone must know Felix Baumgartner jumped from over 24 miles above the New Mexico desert. During the jump he reached speeds in excess of 800 mph and landed under his parachute after over 4 minutes of free fall. I’ve heard all kinds of reactions including “he must be crazy . . . adrenaline […]

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Life lessons from packing a parachute

One of the best life skills is to be satisfied with what you’ve accomplished while, at the same time, strive to do more. But an obvious question is, “if we’re satisfied with what we’ve accomplished, then why bother to try to do more?” Well, it’s just one of our human qualities. We want to create, […]

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Somewhere between fun and fear

A few days ago I made a skydive with a 189 square foot canopy. When I first started jumping, I used a 260 and have gradually downsized since then. But each time I use a smaller canopy I’m nervous all over again. The general rule is that smaller canopies go faster. More experienced jumpers use […]

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More amazing than imagined

Have you ever started on a project and then discovered something even more amazing than you ever imagined?  Something you had no idea was even possible? Last summer I read how Joel organized 40+ people to jump out of a plane at WDS.  That inspired me to take skydiving lessons, which I started in July 2011.  […]

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