Camping And New Desk…


The last few months have been crazy busy but I managed to find time to go camping the last two weekends.

I’m not sure where we camped last weekend but it was next to a stream and pretty, I spent most of the day building a dam to try to show up the beavers next door. And the next day we climbed Grays and Torres (two 14,000 foot mountains). Which only reinforced my belief that air at sea level deserves an award. And I also got to setup my new tent for the first time, super comfortable even for a tall person.

And this weekend Joel, Laura, and I drove up to Crested Butte for a one day hat tournament. Crested Butte and surrounding area is the most beautiful I’ve seen in Colorado and so much nicer then Frisco/Breck/Etc. I couldn’t play the tournament as my ankle is still swollen but I did go for a nice 14 mile run/hike. And the next day we did another short hike, relaxed, and hung out with Chappe and Liz in Aspen at their new place (which is awesome). Great weekend and had a great time!

And I spent tonight setting up my new desk, it moves up and down so I can work standing up and sitting down. Pretty excited as it is a lot easier for me to get things done when I’m standing up.

Cold War Kids + Florence + Lissie


Another really cool video and great song:

And another as Lissie is great, going to try to see her come October!

30 Day Travel Bonanza!


JetBlue is selling a All You Can Jet pass where you can fly as much as you want from September 7th to October 6th so I bought the pass for $699 (meaning I can travel any day of the week during that period)!

It is good for any domestic locations and international only has taxes and fees that you have to pay. I won’t be able to plan things out until they let you book on August 23rd but I’m pretty excited. This will get me to regionals in California, a trip to Florida to visit my Grandma, and hopefully a few more. If international is cheap enough I might try to bounce around the Caribbean. Especially as I really want to go see Tobago as that is where they filmed Swiss Family Robinsons. And if I can make it too Barbados it is only $89 round trip to get to Tobago. And I’d love to go back to St. Lucia.

Here is a map of all the places JetBlue flies for this deal! Basically from Denver I can go to anywhere in Texas, California, East Coast and maybe even all the way to Bogota.

PS. I also found out I can spell bonanza without looking it up on google which I’m proud of.

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Standing Up While Working


I am excited as in a few weeks I’m getting a new desk that adjust so I can work standing up or sitting down. I really like working standing up as it feels more focused and I seem to get more project based assignments done. At our old apartment we had a counter in the kitchen that was tall enough I could work standing up and I spent a few weeks working from there. And after that I decided I wanted to make the change. Standing up is supposed to have quite a few health benefits too, here are a few articles on it:

37 Signals on Standing Versus Sitting
New York Times On Sitting and Standing While Working
Businessweek Your Office Chair Is Killing You

That last article has a great title…

ETA to the new desk’s arrival is about two weeks and I’ll post how it goes then. I’m going to use the old desk as a work area in our upstairs living room for Joel and I.

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100 Personal Item Challenge… Accepted!


Be sure to read this great article! Here is an excerpt:

Inspired by books and blog entries about living simply, Ms. Strobel and her husband, Logan Smith, both 31, began donating some of their belongings to charity. As the months passed, out went stacks of sweaters, shoes, books, pots and pans, even the television after a trial separation during which it was relegated to a closet. Eventually, they got rid of their cars, too. Emboldened by a Web site that challenges consumers to live with just 100 personal items, Ms. Strobel winnowed down her wardrobe and toiletries to precisely that number.

It’s a great article and the rest gets even better!

Here is my page on the 100 Personal Item’s Challenge and my progress. I’ll be curious to even see how much stuff I have!

Great Article On How To Build A Working Economy


Still super busy so can’t post much but I highly recommend this article on how to grow rich using a charter city idea. Very cool idea built on it’s success in history.

The American Nations Plan


A great idea and I can’t type more as I’m super busy but you should check it out! Read The American Nations Plan… This is a great first step!

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This is bwb’s personal blog, so he can share his thoughts with the world, however scary or silly they might be. Plus family and friends can track what I am up to, and where I am in the world.

I am pretty simple. I love Mangos. I love the ocean (although mostly at sunset, as I’m a ginger). I love to travel, eat exotic food, do long bike rides, read, and use my imagination. At some point, I decided it was better to be a pirate captain than an admiral. I am a globalist and see the entire world as my responsibility and playground. And I am married to an amazing woman who makes life even more fun :)! And we are now the proud parents of Calico Jack :).