The Kindred Road Daily 7+1 for Tuesday, January 3, 2011. Enjoy!
I’m thankful for all the times in my life where I made it through a seemingly impossible, insurmountable situation — or just one where I could have very well died had events differed ever so slightly. I had one of those events — the almost dying kind — this past Sunday afternoon (a helluva way to welcome in the New Year), but I came out on top. I’m banged up some, but alive and writing (and sorry I didn’t get a post out yesterday; I needed some time to rest).
Corbett Barr has taken the blogging, online marketing, and lifestyle design communities by storm since he came on the scene a few years ago with his personal blog Free Pursuits (which has since been renamed CorbettBarr.com). Since his early days of dabbling in travel and lifestyle design, Corbett has put in some serious time on a bunch of projects, some of which include Think Traffic, Traffic School, the Hustle Project, the Million Dollar Blog Project, and Expert Enough. Corbett has ascended into the upper echelon of the lifestyle design community, and I don’t think that ascent could have happened to a better guy. Corbett is inspiring, thoughtful, and constantly willing to look at things from different perspectives. In particular, his November undertaking of putting out a blog post every day was one of my inspirations for creating the 7+1.
Thank you, Corbett, for who you are and what you do.
Whenever someone asks me what I “do” in terms of skiing, I always say “everything.” I downhill, snowboard, alpine tour (a little), and telemark; I also cross country ski both styles — skating and classic. I don’t get out as much as I’d like to anymore, but the next time I strap on some skis, I hope it’s telemarking on a mountain somewhere. I picked up the telemark style four years ago out in Colorado, and I really enjoy it.
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The Fresh Prince gives us some great nuggets.
Grooveshark brings you free online music, right from your browser. Search for any song you like, listen to select radio stations, save all your favorites, create playlists, and more. I particularly like the “Folk” and “Ambient” stations while I’m working on Kindred Road.
“Slip inside the eye of your mind
Don’t you know you might find
A better place to play”
–“Don’t Look Back In Anger,” Oasis
For a short time, I contemplated making Kindred Road’s slogan “A better place to play,” but I ended up choosing “Great education through simple conversation.”
What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
Perform a random act of kindness for someone you don’t know. If you need some ideas, check out this list from Stepcase Lifehack.
See you on the Road,