Because It’s There: National Geographic’s The Wildest Dream

You may not share my enthusiasm for extreme tests of endurance and the outer limits of human capability. To me, the Wildest Dream is a gorgeous meditation on courage, persistence, vision and love. It tells the story of two very courageous men living in different times — Conrad Anker and George Mallory. Both share their love for their families and deep desire to conquer the world’s highest peak. They say that the sky is a deeper blue on the summit of Everest, and courage and the human capacity to dream and love is deeper as well.

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A Padawan’s Journal, Entry #12: First Impressions

“Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.” That’s the opening of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic science fiction novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. Intriguing, isn’t it? And I can tell you that I don’t know a single science fiction writer who hasn’t thought, “Damn. I … Continue reading