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MAKING A WAY WHERE THERE WAS NO WAY

resilience

Mark Henderson, Joshua Tree — leading  “Rubicon”

Mark Henderson, Joshua Tree — leading “Rubicon”

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Today, the phrase "crossing the Rubicon" is an idiom that means:

to pass a point of

no return


“From that moment many of His disciples turned back and no longer accompanied Him. So Jesus said to the twelve, ‘You don’t want to go away too, do you?’ Simon Peter answered, ‘Lord, to whom will we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.’”” — John 6:66-69


Mark Henderson, Yosemite circa 1982 — PASSING THE POINT OF NO RETURN… LOL

Mark Henderson, Yosemite circa 1982 — PASSING THE POINT OF NO RETURN… LOL

I’m a giver and not a taker. I created “For Something Good” to give back to humanity. Give, get given!

I, Mark Henderson, am a Certified Public Accountant. Thrillingly I’m an accomplished rock and ice climber. Expansive places have always drawn me in, places where your eye can rest on a lined horizon or be pulled upward by the surrounding terrain. These peace filled spaces ground me! They allow for two things I’ve found to be essential for deep, lasting joy―engagement & rest. They allow many like myself to think about how our own stories impact the way we engage ourselves, others, and our world.

I began pursuing writing and photography beginning in July 2011. These arts solidified my passion for story. I’ve been frequenting coffee shops ever since so I’ve been face to face with lots of different people throughout the day.

When I reflect on my life, this thing about “stories impact” is a uniting theme. Real people―people like you and me―are nuanced & unrefined. Our stories are ever expanding and subject to unending factors. But just like in the business world, understanding who we are, where we came from, and where we’re going is a sure pathway to significance. So in a very heart-first move, I left my successful career in the corporate world and dove into learning all I could about being a writer and photographer.

I wholeheartedly meet strangers where they are. I studied world religion in college and thrive on experiencing different cultures, religions, languages, and a variety of food.

MARK HENDERSON FREE SOLO ASCENT OF THE “SKY-LADDER” ROUTE ON MOUNT ANDROMEDA, CANADIAN ROCKIES

MARK HENDERSON FREE SOLO ASCENT OF THE “SKY-LADDER” ROUTE ON MOUNT ANDROMEDA, CANADIAN ROCKIES


where does a

circle

begin or end

Mark Henderson Bicycle Tour Europe circa 1988 pedaling 3,600 kilometers and visiting 12 countries…

Mark Henderson Bicycle Tour Europe circa 1988 pedaling 3,600 kilometers and visiting 12 countries…

If 7.5 billion people currently estimated to be populating planet earth “interlock-hands” to form a circle, who is first? Last? Why do some act like they’re “more-equal” than others?