Author archive for chasporter

  • Dec292013
    Jens Voigt
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    42 year-old Jens Voigt rides The Last Attack

    Jens Voigt will retire at the end of the 2014 season after almost twenty years riding as a professional cyclist.…

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  • Dec282013
    Laird Hamilton working out in Malibu

    In the end, if you’re still there doing it, you win

    Water god Laird Hamilton says when it comes to staying fit for life, fear is good, failure isn’t bad, and…

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  • Dec272013
    coaching

    “Am I there yet?” is the question, not “am I good enough?”

    Recent research on the best approach to coaching has used brain imaging to analyze how a focus on dreams and…

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  • Dec222013
    Richard Feynman
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    Richard Feynman and the curious nature of everything

    Imagine you’re at a dinner party. It’s a stuffy affair replete with people you’ve never met before. You, in fact, know no one. A painful hour of small talk over cocktails transitions into the dining room. When you arrive at the table, there are assigned seats. An older man sits to the left of the empty chair where your host has sentenced you to sit for the next two hours. He stands up, smiles and introduces himself, shaking your hand.

    “Hello. I’m Richard Feynman. Nice to meet you.”

    And so starts one of the most amazing evenings of your life.

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  • Dec022013

    Happy 94th Birthday, Klaus Obermeyer!

    Klaus Obermeyer just keeps living life to the fullest. After breaking his femur in March 2011, his first serious injury…

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  • Nov292013
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    Dr. Maya Angelou. Renaissance Women. Born 1928.

    Listen to this story from Dr. Maya Angelou’s remarkable life, a life rich with experience as a poet, author, dancer, coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the days of decolonization, actor, writer, director and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs, and teacher. Listen to her spirit. Dr. Angelou’s laugh alone tells you she is a force to be reckoned with. Spirit knows no age.

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  • Nov292013
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    Capt. Jim Lovell. Commander, Apollo 13. Born 1928.

    Jim Lovell. Test pilot, astronaut, first person to fly in space four times, one of the twenty-four people who have flown to the Moon, the first man to do it twice, winner of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom, but most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control.

    Oh, and did I mention Jim Lovell is a master of the understatement?

    You’re sitting on top of about five and a half million pounds of high-explosives, so there’s a little bit of apprehension there.

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  • Nov202013
    A mentally strong person

    The 13 Things Mentally Strong People Avoid

    Strong people have healthy habits, and that includes healthy mental habits that help create success in life. Here’s a good…

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  • Nov192013

    100 years of rock. Yes, it’s all connected.

    Keeping up with the endless spawning of new sub-and sub-sub-genres of music can be hard. Just when you catch up…

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  • Nov192013

    Before I Die. What do you want to accomplish?

    I stumbled on Before I Die late last summer in Minneapolis, but the message is timeless and is unbounded by…

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