5 Secrets to Taking Amazing Photos Without Leaving Your Car

jim's elkMy cousin, Jim Christensen, is a gifted photographer who takes some of the most beautiful wildlife photos I’ve seen. What’s so amazing about that?

Jim is partially disabled and can only walk for a short distance without support.  Most of his photos, including the one you see here, are taken from his van. I asked him how that was possible.

He graciously offered to share some of his pictures and his secrets. 

Five Super Powers of Effective Leaders!

Foto 18 t025Did you know that I once played the role of Superman?   Recently I ran across photos taken 30 years ago from a short film we made promoting positive leadership qualities for youth leaders.

Whether you’re a CEO, a parent or a mentor of any kind, I think you will find this post both fun and helpful.  It’s kind of a cross between Throwback Thursday, Lighten up Monday and Factual Friday.  Enjoy the following photos illustrating five super powers of effective leaders.

You must Stop if you intend to Smell the Roses.

Wild Roses

Today I woke up early determined to run up the mountain to two beautiful lakes. This is exercise at it’s best and I was committed to reaching the lakes in less than an hour. The route is all up hill amid towering pines paralleling a rambunctious stream.  As I labored upward there was only one thing on my mind.  Make the trip in 60 minutes.  Okay, I was also thinking of oxygen. 

A Video of the Devil Dog Hill Minus the Devil Dog

E-mails have been pouring in asking to see the “devil dog hill.” One poured in just now.  So I rode the hill with my friend Spence Smith and filmed the ride for you.  Imagine a dog attacking  from the left, imagine hitting a large acorn. Enjoy the ride!  If you missed the post…. about this you can read it here.

Have you experienced moments like this?  I would love to hear about it.