• #213
    Apr 17, 2014

    11 Words I Needed to Hear

    NYIAS Foyer
    A Stranger on a Mission—To Me

    In the din of a bustling convention center, a wiry stranger walked up to me, leaned close to my shoulder, said one sentence, and then walked away. Before the gentleman even finished his deliberate sentence, I felt like he was sent to to deliver it to me.

  • #201
    Jan 26, 2014

    Bungy Jumping with Walter Mitty

    My Bloukrans Bungy Jump Leap
    Enjoying the Snow Leopards of Life

    So, while I didn’t really need to learn Walter’s primary lesson, it was the “two” of the movie’s “one-two” educational punch that hit me so hard that I got emotional in the theater.

  • #119
    Nov 9, 2009

    Whimpy New Heights

    Hangliding in Ridgely
    Courage Failure

    I had not challenged myself as I’ve grown the reputation of doing, and we all knew it.

  • #66
    Feb 29, 2008

    Bye, Bye, Miss America Vanilla

    Vanilla America
    Bucking Stereotype

    We smirked at the implication: America is vanilla.

  • #31
    Feb 10, 2007

    TimPossible

    My Fellow Junkie

    “I’m going to miss this place.”
    “Me, too, Tim. Me, too.”