From Winter to Summer and Back Again

By | 2019-08-13T17:27:59+12:00 August 6th, 2019|Adventure, Roundups|

Directly after I wrote about the Darkest Days of the Year, my experience of this year's winter in the Southern Hemisphere, I spent two weeks working from bed with a winter flu. Then, as soon as I recovered, I flew to the Northern Hemisphere for a week of summertime. I didn't know I was going [...]

Movements in May

By | 2019-07-01T18:33:24+12:00 June 1st, 2019|Adventure, Roundups|

Indi turned 13, and it was wonderful. Thirteen years ago, my daughter was born. At the precise moment of the anniversary of her birth, it also happened to be the precise moment of the New Moon. This magical woman stood at the center of a sacred circle, as she left childhood behind. Maiden, Mother, and [...]

One year in New Zealand

By | 2018-12-14T20:59:40+12:00 June 1st, 2018|Adventure, The Good Stuff|

I've been extraordinarily busy over the past year. Today is the one-year anniversary of putting in our 30-day notice on the house we were renting in Portland. Within the past year, the Huntress Clan has: Packed all of our worldly possessions into a storage unit Moved temporarily into my father-in-law's house Planted the Fairy Godmother, [...]

My First Trip to New Zealand

By | 2017-09-24T16:41:23+12:00 June 12th, 2017|Adventure, New Zealand, The Good Stuff|

It all started with LookSee Wellington. This program offered all-expense-paid trips for 100 people working in the Tech industry to come and visit Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. 48,000 people applied. Only 0.2% of those who applied were invited, and I was not one of them. Still, applying for a trip to New Zealand [...]

A long and safe life, or a short and daring adventure?

By | 2017-12-30T14:02:37+12:00 September 16th, 2015|Adventure|

Which would you choose? A long and safe life, or a short and daring adventure? “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly [...]

“Heck yeah!” My WDS Experience in 2015

By | 2016-12-26T13:51:21+12:00 July 29th, 2015|Adventure|

This was the last big year. Starting in 2016, the World Domination Summit will limit ticket sales to 1000 people, instead of the 3000 people it's been for each of the 3 years I attended. Photo courtesy of Armosa Studios and Chris Guillebeau My friends organized themselves into 3 groups of people this year: Ticket [...]

The Breath of the Neutral Mask

By | 2017-07-07T13:19:23+12:00 November 9th, 2014|Adventure, The Good Stuff|

Who are we before we become the character? That is the question that the Neutral Mask seeks to answer. "There are three masks: the one we think we are, the one we really are, and the one we have in common." - Jacques Lecoq It has been years since I have studied the deep and [...]

The Merits of Failure

By | 2016-12-26T14:00:15+12:00 March 25th, 2014|Adventure|

Danger Man was the greatest failure of my life. (And in a life as adventurous as mine, that's really saying something.) This week I entered the Don Quixote Windmill Contest, a video competition for a $10,000 prize. The hosts of the competition are looking for the Best Bad Idea. The purpose of the Quixote's Windmill Prize [...]

An Eternal Moment Onstage

By | 2017-09-17T18:33:33+12:00 February 7th, 2014|Adventure|

For that one moment, I stretched far into the future. We stood in a circle, about fifteen people at the east corner of the room, holding opposition against a group twice the size of ours, standing far on the other side. We had been asked by the leaders of the Oregon chapter of the National [...]

Thank You, America: Kings of Convenience

By | 2016-12-26T13:57:39+12:00 November 25th, 2013|Adventure|

I have been back in America for only a week, and I must confess: I love it. Everywhere I go, everything is laid out to make it easy to do what I want to do, or to have what I want to have. After living for three years in the secluded jungles of Costa Rica, [...]

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