Costa Mesa, Ca.

May 14, 2018

Dear Family & Friends:

Ryan Heuser manages a wonderful Podcast styled Brevity Code. Brevity Code explores a wide range of topics though interviews of guests who have found success in life by flying in the face of conventional wisdom. Ryan’s goal is to inspire his listeners to find their own sense of self fulfillment by following Mark Twain’s adjuration to “explore, dream, discover.”

Ryan recently interviewed me for his Podcast. You can listen to our conversation in Episode 13 here:

In the interview, we cover a wide range of topics involving mountaineering. But, the subject is much broader than the mountains I have climbed. We talk about my five keys to success in life, the lessons I have learned from the mountains, my spirituality, my love for my family, my life with my beloved grandson, Ollie, who is developmentally disabled, and my plans for the future.

Here’s the takeaway: give thanks to God for the blessings bestowed on you. Make the most of those gifts. Dream big and fight for those dreams. Live a life of truth and honor. Most important of all, lend a helping hand to those less fortunate.