If this election season can teach us anything, it will teach us that it is always better to have tried, to have risked, to have learned, than to never have tried at all. This year, at the polls, our daughters and our sons literally get to “See Jane Run.” And with so many “Janes” running, we will see Jane win. And yes, we’ll also see Jane lose, but most importantly, we will see Jane learn. (more…)
Category: Missy’s Musings
An Open Letter to Yvon & Malinda Chouinard, Founders of Patagonia
Your presence in this world makes a difference. A big difference. Because of Patagonia and the people who work there, I am optimistic about the future. Perhaps Yvon is right, perhaps we are on our way to the second Dark Ages.* But if we are, the trip will be slower because of the two of you, your commitment to great gear made to last a long time, and your belief that business can do well and do good. (more…)
BEST GIFT EVER: mine was from my daughter. It wasn’t in a box. It was a day for the two of us, mountain biking. Riding behind her, trying to ride her line, until I realized, sad-proudly, that I could not. Discovering a new trail, learning how to way-find with new, digital tools, getting lost and then finding our way…together. The gift of time, precious, runaway time. It can’t be wrapped or saved, but it lasts. Boy, does it last.
And, then there’s that KitchenAid mixer. It WAS in a box. I received it 30 years ago, when I could barely afford a knife and a fork, and I still use it today. The stories it can tell. The memories it holds.
And yours? What was your best gift given or received? Could a box even contain it?? How do you #GiftOutsideTheBox?
Missy Park, Founder
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Each time I step outdoors, into the stillness and silence, I’m reminded that this, the great outdoors, is both counselor and comforter. Outdoors I am my best self, and remarkably, my kids are too. But still the phone cajoles, the inbox groans, the computer insists and that nagging list of to-do’s grows even longer. (more…)