No Fighting on Everest

It Ain't Worth It

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A few years ago, I was struck by a news story reporting a fight near the top of Mount Everest between climbers and their Nepalese sherpas. A brawl at more than 25,000 feet, close to the summit (29,029 feet)? You’ve gotta be kidding me.

I’ve hiked Mt. Whitney and know what conditions are like at around 14,500…and the thought of doing that on Mt. Everest is almost nauseating. Even worse, the thought of hikers brawling with the smartest, most experienced, and most resourceful hikers on the mountain—those present only to help them—is ridiculous.

One would think the conditions alone would bring everyone together. One would think cooler heads would prevail and perspective maintained when it’s a matter of life and death.

Nope.

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 156

Clowns, the NFL, and the Media

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Here’s what’s on my mind this morning: Clowns? What’s up with that? Let’s pray for those in the way of Hurricane Matthew. One I’ve been thinking about this week: “Discipleship is the process of becoming who Jesus would be if he were you.” – Dallas Willard The NFL’s ratings are down big for several reasons. […]

Friday Stream of Consciousness – 155

Colin Kaepernick, Faux Prophets & Dogs

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Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday: Every now and then I like to remind readers the views expressed in this stream are both mine alone, and written in a free-flow format. This is not a carefully redacted piece of journalism–it’s literally a stream of consciousness, hence the name. I’ve got some strong opinions this […]