Skeptic’s Guide to Weight Loss

In the last two years have reduced my weight from 103kg to 93kg, most of that in the last 6 months. My goal is 83kg (183 lbs). Unfortunately, there is lots of bad information about how to lose weight. My formula, which I have also used successfully in the past, is based on simple principles. […]

Lessons Learned: Mt. Fuji August 3-4

My son and I successfully completed our hike up Mt. Fuji this weekend. After a day of recovery I am now ready to share a few pearls of wisdom. Hiking in this location is more difficult than other hikes around Japan, due to a combination of a) steep incline, b) thin atmosphere, and c) slippery […]

The Journey, Not the Destination

In her fascinating mini-book from Amazon Kindle Store, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, Heidi Grant Halvorson argues “People whose goals are about getting better, rather than being good, take difficulty in stride and appreciate the journey as much as the destination.” It reminds me of my first major dive trip overseas to a live-aboard […]

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