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Speaking at Dehesa Charter School

Thank you so much to Dehesa Charter School in Escondido, CA, for having me out to speak about my expedition to Antarctica. The class, led by Ms. Beardsley, was very attentive and loaded with intelligent ...

Shopping cart full of butter

When you go to Antarctica, you need massive calories. A shopping cart full of butter is one of the ways to get those calories.  This mountain of butter was only part of the food I took to survive in continent ...

Quicktime screen capture show green

When I was making a screen capture with Quicktime this morning, all of the videos kept coming up with a green screen.  No information.  The data rate was really low.  For a minute of video, there was only 1 ...

Eating the butter

When humans are in polar environments trekking across ice, they have to burn massive calories to stay warm and fueled for the activity.  There are lots of options for calories but only a few efficient ones. ...

Taking the hits

One day, you’ll be out there 150 miles in the middle of nowhere.  You’ll have no one with you. Help is in another time zone and you’re having a tough go of it.  And, if you call for help to ...

Valley 7 and The Pit

During the Antarctic expedition, there were many places I ran into which developed special meaning to me.  One was The Pit located in the trough of Valley 7.  All along the relatively flat plains of the 85-86 ...

Arnold’s words of wisdom

Trust yourself Break some rules Don’t be afraid to fail Avoid the naysayers Work like hell Give something back ...

The Adventure Blog

The Adventure Blog provided amazing coverage of my Antarctic expedition, more so than even my personal satellite phone blog. Here is a listing of all the blog entries in part featuring what was happening to ...

Running oh running

Oh running, how I missed thee. Shakespeare, I am not.  However, I am exceedingly happy to be able to run at least short distances again!  Granted, I’m not up for half marathons yet.  But, I will be. ...

Setting up speaking events

Things are beginning to roll with setting up speaking engagements.  I love to invigorate audiences and get them excited, not only about what I have done but also, more importantly, what they are doing with ...

More Mac stuff – Finder folder ordering

In an attempt to become more efficient at using my Mac, I’ve had to search for a way to view my files in a more organized way in the Finder.  The default is alphabetical with every file type and folder ...

Degree symbol on the Mac

When typing on a PC, I had access to the complete ASCII set of characters.  I did this holding the ALT key and then typing the three number code for the desired character.  It allowed me to put all sorts of ...