The No Fear Pioneer

Old West wagon train meets rocket headed skyward

Join me for a celebratory look at Frontiers past, present, & future — as we mull over risk, opportunity, & freedom from a Pioneer’s perspective.

Episode 6 – The Way Out

November 21, 2016 — 10 minutes



Whatever its ultimate destination, the pioneer impulse always begins with this: the mere idea of a way out. The resilience of the yearning for freedom, and ways of maintaining one’s bearings and perspective on the journey, are our topics for The No Fear Pioneer’s long-overdue return.

Episode 5 – Wilderness

July 3, 2014 — 6 minutes

Sometimes, despite your best laid plans and unyielding determination to succeed, you may find yourself lost in an unforgiving wilderness. The ability to recognize your own mistakes, learn from failure, and course-correct are are our topics for this episode.

Episode 4 – Independence Day

July 4, 2013 — 5 minutes

What drives some to leave relative safety and comfort behind — to strike out on their own for the possibility of achieving something greater? It’s Independence Day, and The No Fear Pioneer … is back!

Episode 3 – The Next Frontier

February 1, 2013 — 10 minutes

If there’s an inescapable historic cycle that drives people to new frontiers, where are today’s pioneers to go? It’s time to get down to brass tacks about the future, on The No Fear Pioneer.

Episode 2 – Risk vs. Gambling

January 9, 2013 — 10 minutes

What’s the difference between willingness to embrace risk, and an appetite for simple gambling? The distinction, and its implications for those who stake their lives or fortunes on an inherently risky endeavor, are our topics for this second episode.

Episode 1 – Introduction

December 19, 2012 — 13 minutes

What are the essential traits that make a Pioneer, and where do today’s pioneers belong? Our ties to frontiers past, and our changing attitudes toward Risk, Opportunity, and the Frontier Life are the topics of this first episode.