Embrace JOMO and Leave FOMO Behind

Embrace JOMO and Leave FOMO Behind

Do you have the latest disease known as FOMO? What is FOMO FOMO, or the Fear Of Missing Out, is a new thing that has appeared in conjunction with the rise of 24/7 connectivity.  FOMO is a feeling of anxiety or insecurity over the possibility of...

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An Extraordinary Event Like No Other

An Extraordinary Event Like No Other

Every four years, the Boy Scouts of America do something extraordinary.  The BSA brings together over 40,000 young men for ten days in one location – The National Jamboree.  This is a Jamboree year.  The event runs from July 19 to July 28 at the...

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Take a Short Break From Your Phone

Take a Short Break From Your Phone

Ten years ago, this week, Apple introduced the first iPhone and changed the world.  The iPhone put the internet in your hands.  Today, mobile phones transmit more than 42 times as much data traffic as voice traffic.  Photography has become a part...

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Thoreau and Boundary Waters Wildness

Thoreau and Boundary Waters Wildness

“What we call wildness is a civilization other than our own.”                   Henry David Thoreau – 1859 I came across this quote the other day and have been giving it some thought.  When I go to the Boundary Waters I often associate the...

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