Remember when I used to go outside? Between a product launch, two rounds of head colds, and a vacation, I realized that I hadn’t been up in the mountains since New Year’s Day. So I fixed that:


I didn’t do anything fancy, trail-wise–I need to get back into condition and there’s still avalanche risk higher up–but it was good to be out in the watery light and see how much has melted. Spring’s on its way.


Unrelated, it would have been Steve Jobs 59th birthday today. Not one to miss a chance to quote the old hippie, here’s something to ponder for Monday (via):

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.