Monthly Archives: June 2014

One Year

One year ago today we lost 19 members of the Granite Mountain IHC in Yarnell, AZ.  One year ago today I was traveling home from the Silver fire on the Gila NF in NM after a 21-day roll with Garden … Continue reading

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Resilience on a more personal level

A few posts ago I talked about resilience, and how we as an organization and culture are promoting it.  Today I’d like to approach the concept in a simpler, more personal way.  That is to say, I think there are … Continue reading

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Wilderness, Work, and Me.

As I was reading through the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely last night, I came across an interesting quote from Mark Twain, of all people.  It basically said that “…work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play is … Continue reading

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Reflections on South Canyon

In recent months several things have conspired to lead me to write about South Canyon, my perceptions of the lessons learned, and the lessons we’re forgetting.  I’ll be the first to admit I’m no expert on the fire – my career … Continue reading

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