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Read This 11/30/2018

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When a wild coastal wolf of British Columbia comes and stands 10 feet from you, there is nothing left for you to do besides give thanks, raise your camera and take a quick photograph to capture the moment and then lower that camera and just stare into its eye and realize that you are living a dream. There is so much more to come. #follow @sea_legacy and #jointhetide to get special access as we will be releasing the footage from this expedition in the coming weeks. The @sea_legacy team left the Great Rainforest this morning and arrived at @theohanafest to talk about ocean conservation. We will be back filming underwater on Monday. With @ryantidman @kyle.roepke @scottbarnes57 #nature #gratitude #wolf

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Pictured above: Me looking at my inbox this past week.

 

Feels like everyone’s been telling you what to do for the last week, right? Buy this! Wait, don’t buy things! Buy this but not from them! No no no, buy it on THIS day because on that day we’re closed! Opt outside! But don’t breathe the air in California! Get your dish out of the oven! Give your money away today! Unsubscribe unsubscribe unsubscribe.

 

Breathe deep once.

 

That’s about all there’s time for before it starts up again. It’s all the hibernating you get. This week, we’re going to ask you to read things but only in order to help you escape the hysteria. Tis can be the season next week.

 

Sometimes the easiest way to escape is to close your eyes and hope it all goes away. Sleep it off. My college roommate did some weird math and figured that if he slept 12 hours a day then he’d only be at school for 2 years. Trouble sleeping? Here’s a trick from “the military” that’ll put you out in two minutes. My wife (Borat voice), a person who gets insomnia just imagining falling asleep voluntarily, tried it and it worked. I can sleep through an MRI but, when I’m having trouble, I imagine my mind is a brick wall that cannot be penetrated by my own thoughts(?!). I thought it was a neat trick when Christopher Reeve did it in the movie the Village of the Damned just before suicide-bombing a barn of evil kids. Something about that last sentence seems the opposite of what Chimney Trail is about.

 

Maybe a plan to physically escape is necessary. When was the last time you played hooky and went skiing? Take a sick day. Kidnap (FIGURATIVELY) your own kid from school. The resorts are open. Here’s a roadmap for maximizing those ski days. My former-insomniac wife took our three year-old to a museum on Wednesday and it was deserted.

 

Maybe a physical Escape Plan is actually prescribed. These doctors on the Shetland archipelago of Scotland are doing just that because the benefits are awesome. Just drinking scotch and being ordered to go hiking. Man, the Scots have really got things figured out.

 

Or you can escape from time itself.

Option 1: 1.21 gigawatts.

Option 2: Stare at a pot of boiling water until Christmas Eve.

Option 3: Play with your kids

In this fantastic article, Researcher Stuart Brown “describes play as time spent without purpose.” That’s pretty good. But if you do some algebra to that equation, play “is anything that makes us lose track of time.”

But don’t worry about the loss of time when it comes to your schedule because, for kids, playtime is efficient. Just like with our Waypoint this week, children don’t see their interactions with world categorized as separate subjects in school because “in play, children at the sensory table are working on motor skills, language skills, and social skills all at once, as they manipulate tools, talk about their new ideas, and work together with their friends.” All you have to do is initiate it and play along. Caffeine helps (for you, not them). I recommend the Nitro Cold Brew.

 

And not least, let’s escape to another world. If your first instinct screamed, “To Netflix!” I cringe. But at least you’re here. If you MUST look at a screen then check out climber/artist Renan Ozturk’s film Mountain (on Netflix). If you musn’t, then join a wolfpack and read American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West.

 

See you next week.

 

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