This is Mr. Will Leggett reporting to you live from New York City with Grand Dynamics <http://localhost/blog> . This is my first attempt at sending a newsletter/email blast so I wanted to make sure that I had some great content. So to start out I wanted to wish Tim Walther and his climbing partner Gary Falk GOOD LUCK as they are off to Alaska to attempt a climb of the Mooses Tooth. You can preview the climb and some thoughts on Tim’s preparation here: Grand Dynamics Blog <http://localhost/blog/blog> It might inspire YOU set some big goals and encourage others to do the same!
Every year on this day (April 1) I wonder who is going to be the first to play an April Fools’ joke on me. Luckily no one has done this but the day is still not over. For all of you who are curious about the history of “April Fools’ or All Fools’ Day it is a day celebrated in various countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on a fool’s errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, such as the UK, Australia, and South Africa the jokes only last until noon, and someone who plays a trick after noon is called an “April Fool”. Elsewhere, such as in France, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S., the jokes last all day. The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 as New Year’s Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references.” (Wikipedia, 2010)
Anyway, I expect your Spring time transitions are going well. Grand Dynamics has lots of exciting things happening this year such as the Grand Adventure <http://localhost/blog/revitalize/the-grand-adventure.html> which is taking place in Jackson Hole Wyoming on August 19-22. Feel free to check out the Podcast <http://granddynamics.podbean.com/2010/03/31/grand-adventure-teleconference-325/> with Tim Walther and Chief Exum guide Christian Santelices if you would like to learn more about this exciting high-impact event. You can check out our team building events, seminars, speakers and more at our web-site, www.granddynamics.com <http://localhost/blog/> . Amidst all the challenge and uncertainty, there abounds opportunity. I wish you well in seeking out yours and enjoying the process.
I look forward to hearing from you and working and playing together this year. Also feel free to send me some funny April Fools’ pranks that you did or had done to you as I am always looking for a good laugh. Until next time, LIVE YOUR ADVENTURE!!
Regional Vice President
Grand Dynamics International