Climbing is living in the present. You can’t do it any other way (without risking serious injury or death to yourself or someone else, that is). Mark Nicholson introduced me to climbing and I will never forget that. Nobody could ever have done me a bigger favor (except Jesus). Mark taught me to live in the moment—the present—where none of us spend enough time. All we have is this moment right now. We have to live it or let it slip away, wasted. Think of every moment as a gift, because it is. Every breath is a gift and a miracle. Spend your time wisely and live in the present. Stop dwelling on the bad things that happened in the past and worrying about the awful things that could happen in the future and live in the present. Right now. And climb.
Content Rating PG, for the most part
I try to keep the content of my posts in the PG range (meaning that maybe your 13-year-old should not read it... Just kidding!) - you know, something I could get away with tastefully in the town square without getting lynched, tarred-and-feathered, or hung (and something my mother would NOT wash my mouth out with soap for). As far as what age you have to be to understand some of the subtleties of my humor in writing and/or speaking, well... That may vary. A lot.