Coopetition Among Whales

Whales bubble-net feeding in Alaska
Whales bubble-net feeding in Alaska

I recently went on a whale-watching expedition while on an Alaskan cruise. We had seen one or two whales in the distance, blowing water high into the air, arching their backs just above water then diving with their tails flipping up as if to wave. Continue reading

What would you do if you were brave?

“Sometimes what looks like courage is just fear pointed in the right direction.”

– Myra McElhaney

Recently while recuperating from a nasty virus I was lounging on the couch and watching Oprah TV. The show with author Marianne Williamson focused on her book, “Age of Miracles: The New Midlife.” They featured women who had done brave things after age 50 like starting a new business, embracing love and accomplishing athletic challenges. It reminded me of Jana Stanfield’s song, “If I Were Brave.” Myra on ropes 10Jana’s video also highlights people who did something ‘brave’ like start school at an advanced age, jumped out of planes, moved to start a life that was dramatically different from the one they’d had. Of course this made me ask the question, “What would I do if I were brave?” Continue reading