Ideas and Opinions

In 2017, I resolve to free myself from resolutions

February 20, 2017

It's February. You're either a little more than a month in and it's time to reflect on your performance against those New Year's resolutions, or... Continue reading

Can I sit with you at lunch?

February 3, 2017

During my time as a Morehead-Cain Scholar, I learned something called “intentional serendipity”—the idea of setting yourself up to experience the lucky moments that... Continue reading

Basic units, trip odometers, and showing up

September 21, 2016

I had bitten off more than I realized. If fortune and hospitality didn’t favor the bold and foolhardy, I would have fallen on my face... Continue reading

Objectivity and the value of an open mind

March 30, 2016

Early on in their careers, many journalists learn a tenet they’re expected to carry with them until the end: Never compromise your objectivity. Objectivity... Continue reading

The importance of being decisive

February 17, 2016

My decisions are far from life-and-death. However my ability to make a swift decision can mean the difference in thousands, sometimes millions of dollars... Continue reading

The extreme has become the ordinary

December 2, 2015

Extreme adventure is no longer the domain of only bearded, frostbitten explorers. Reaching the Poles, coursing mighty rivers, or climbing the world’s highest. . . Continue reading