Hi Adventure Philanthropists,
My friend Leslie has a Thanksgiving tradition at her house where they adorn a wall with a giant tree. Each Thanksgiving guest then writes what they’re grateful for that year on a leaf and attaches it to a branch. The final vision is a lush tree bountiful with all our appreciation for the good in our lives. A beautiful image to behold!
As we kickoff the holiday season this week, may your tree be thick with the foliage of thanks!
Speaking Tour > December Dates
The never-ending book tour is in full force. After several private events this week, I’m completely *sold out of books* and awaiting my next shipment, hopefully in time for my next two stops on my REI Roadshow:
Tuesday, Dec. 2 @ REI - Santa Rosa
Wednesday, Dec. 3 @ REI - Berkeley - Full house expected, so grab your seat today!
All REI events start at 7:00 pm and are *free* but seating is limited, so be sure and RSVP. Book sales during the REI roadshow benefit SaveSFBay.org.
And now for the articles this week:
New > My Life in Bins
I have taken yet another step in my quest in the elimination of all material items. During my last move, I went from 3 bins to 2.5 bins – a hearty reduction of 17% of all my worldly possessions. Here’s what I kept and what’s on the chopping block…
This third installment of a 4-part series on climbing the might Kili was my favorite. We were about half-way through the climb…poli poli (meaning slowly slowly in Swahili)…One foot in front of the other. And still we kept hiking and hiking. Until we were ready for the final ascent…
Photo of the Week > Pregnant Lion, Namibia
We spied this heavily pregnant lion as we pulled into Etosha National Park in Namibia. We thought she was making her way to the shade and shelter of one of the camp’s outer building to give birth later that day. Her obvious panting and discomfort in the heat of the sun-drenched salt flats make you feel for this laboring mother-to-be.
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See you on the road turkeys!