Shrinking Glaciers

More sad news about how global warming is impacting the earth. The U.N. Environment Program announced today that glaciers around the world are shrinking at record rates and many could vanish within a few decades. I have loved glaciers since I was a child and was attracted to the regions that contained the most ice….

Trail Runner Article

Here is a link to Trail Runner Magazine’s online news story about the 2008 La Sportiva Mountain Running Team. I am mentioned at the bottom as one of the additional people named to the team – there is nothing really to write about me yet, hahaha. I feel honored to be a part of such…

La Sportiva Clean and Green

La Sportiva is a very environmentally conscious company with a superlative sustainability mission and programs. The company is clean and green with 100% of their energy received from wind power since August 2005. Morevoer, La Sportiva is an industry leader in promoting clean and green practices. I have a deep respect for nature and the…

Twister Tragedy

Forget about politics, a real tragedy occurred yesterday which should have been the top story then and should definitely be the top story today. Tornadoes across the South have destroyed many towns and at least 52 deaths have been reported along with several hundred casualties. The media is so fixated on politics they hardly mentioned…

Fall Semester Complete!

Fall Semester of my third year in law school is now complete after taking a final exam in taxation this morning. Tomorrow I travel back home to Sammamish, WA for winter break where it is apparently very cold and damp – I’m not surprised 🙂 .   Some very sad news today regarding global warming….

Running Hiatus

Sorry for the lack of updates. There hasn’t been much going on around here… About two weeks after initially feeling something weird in my foot (and subsequently stopping the running), I can report that there is definite improvement. I now rarely feel the pain while walking, which is specifically located on the bottom of my…

Global Warming Link?

It’s obviously impossible to peg global warming as the direct cause of the tragic and devastating wildfires in Southern California this week, but all indications are that global warming is indeed creating the conditions requisite for calamities like this. In addition, worse news arrived this week that global warming is occurring at a faster rate…

Earth Day 2007

Happy Earth Day! Take a second (or longer) to appreciate the magnificence and splendor of the earth. Remember, it is in our hands to keep it beautiful for generations to come. I highly recommend watching the series entitled “Planet Earth” on the Discovery Channel to see many reasons why our planet is amazing! NBA: Big…

Peak to Peak Gondola!

Whistler-Blackcomb announced yesterday the construction of the Peak to Peak Gondola (P2P), to be completed in December 2008. According to the press release, “The two mountains will be united by a gondola that will set world records for length and height while providing an unmatched experience for winter and summer resort guests.” The lift will…

Wild Sky Wilderness

The results of a Democrat controlled Congress are already manifesting. After repeated failure to even bring the Wild Sky Wilderness proposal to a vote in the House, the newly composed Congress has finally turned the tide. After expected passage in the Senate and signing by the President, 167 square miles of pristine forest and rugged…

Condolences

First, my condolences to the families of the Virginia Tech students who lost their lives in the horrific shooting rampage that occurred there today. I was shocked and saddened to hear the news this morning and it is truly difficult to comprehend the magnitude of this tragedy. My research paper on the wave of Chinese…

Worthless “news”

Why is the break up of “Prince” William and Kate on national tv? Why do people care? The whole idea of treating people “royal” for doing absolutely, positively nothing has always seemed ludicrous. This story added zero value to my day and may have even been negative due to the time wasted. To top this…