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Happy Camper Fun Run 52-Mile Trail Race

The day finally came when I signed up last-minute for a 50-mile run. I had planned on a long run of 42 miles over the weekend as part of training. But on Friday morning, I found a local 50-miler with spots still available. So I did what any good trail ultrarunner does, I jumped on … Continue reading Happy Camper Fun Run 52-Mile Trail Race

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4 Steps For Real Conversations When You Disagree

Twitter and social media, in general, can be a savage place for conversations and attacks. I've had several occasions where people will reference negativity and attacks online as a reason for not engaging - especially for Twitter. Discussions about online bullying have become more prominent during President Trump's term, which may be one of the … Continue reading 4 Steps For Real Conversations When You Disagree

Consistency and Progress aren’t straight lines

Progress isn't linear - a concept that has been covered in many forums. A simple Google search turns up many results from inspirational and positivity sites to 1800s-era quotes from T.S. Elliot. Even President Barack Obama gets a nod, quoted as saying, "but progress isn’t always a straight line or a smooth path.” While I'm always seeking … Continue reading Consistency and Progress aren’t straight lines

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Advocacy Has Become Just Another Part of Doing Business

For the better part of a decade, I have been involved in agriculture advocacy efforts. I began this blog as a simple way to share what I was doing on the ranch. That soon developed into a full network of friends and peers across the country. And today, directing programs for a growing nationwide network … Continue reading Advocacy Has Become Just Another Part of Doing Business