Just before Christmas I spent 6 days in Cuba with forty-five amazing American students and their teachers/chaperones. We learned to salsa dance, met with a history professor, ate authentic Cuban meals, snorkeled, visited a Nat Geo top ten beach, bartered in markets, and toured old town Havana. Incredible, right? Maybe even life-changing? Check out what […]
The California Condor has an incredible story. Not familiar? Learn it – it’s one of the happy ones. Today around 250 condors fly free across the Sespe Wilderness, Grand Canyon, Big Sur, and Baja California – a vast improvement from the 22 birds alive in 1982. Right now, at the edge of condor country below the […]
Ah, soccer season. We have been gearing up with practice for the last two weeks, so we knew it was on the horizon, but on Saturday it finally arrived. It wasn’t until halftime, refereeing a U6 girls game, that I realized my Saturdays are booked for the next ten weeks. Busy-ness & Balance Since then […]
Another Father’s day has come and gone. It was my sixth with kids, and I got to spend some time teaching my six year old son to surf. We waded out, he settled onto the board, and I pushed his board into wave after wave for over an hour. Some he rode on his belly, […]
My first job out of college lasted just two weeks. I had been hired by a friend of my parents to write copy for a catalog – a strong application of my studies in Business and Writing. After two weeks piecing together alliterative phrases and quippy metaphors, my boss called me into her office and […]
My last living grandmother entered convalescent care earlier this month with a weak heart and dizzy spells. Within a week her nearly 93 years on earth ended as she stepped into eternity where her late husband awaits. Theology aside, reminders of mortality stand like stop signs in our lives – inviting reflection. Maintaining a healthy perspective is […]
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Hi. I’m Aaron. I love adventures – especially adventures with my dazzling wife and 3 curious kids, exploring California’s coastline.
I’ve spent the better part of the last two decades teaching, bagging graduate degrees in Philosophy and Education. My day jobs still allow me to teach, lead overseas trips, and work at a zoo. No matter what a particular day holds, I want to be a little more heroic when the sun sets.
How about you? Want to be heroic? Grab your supersuit and join me.