Perspective

I like to think that I’m a big picture kinda guy, except that I’m not. I get pretty bogged down in minutia. Big picture would mean that I’d be considering how I fit into the scheme of things and how small I am compared to the universe. It’s time for me to start thinking differently.… Continue reading Perspective

The Afternoon I Went to Bed Certain I Would Not Wake Up

Many have shared their personal drug experiences, however, mine is particular to me. This piece is not 100% inclusive. The two I haven chosen to share are my first and my worst experiences. My hope is that my readers will recognize and heed the dangers of certain types of drug use. You may have to… Continue reading The Afternoon I Went to Bed Certain I Would Not Wake Up

Owning Your Own Business Versus Working for Someone Else

    Having worked for several companies/universities and then owning my own small business, I have had some time to reflect on my career and the choices I made.  Although I would not call myself a career expert, I have learned some valuable lessons along the way. There are times in life when we have… Continue reading Owning Your Own Business Versus Working for Someone Else

What is Love?

Better yet . . . what is love to me? “He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” -Benjamin Franklin       I’ve blogged about friendship, fear, loss, sexuality and so on, and so I thought that it is time for love. Must be all this talk of Valentine’s Day, although it’s not… Continue reading What is Love?

What Does Happy Look Like?

[I’m traveling tomorrow, so I decided to publish this week’s blog early. Sunday, February 3rd’s blog will be all about the Canary Islands.]       Thoughts about happiness has been occupying a great deal of my time lately. I’ve been taking stock of my life and wondering the following: Am I happy? What makes… Continue reading What Does Happy Look Like?

Growing Up in Brooklyn

“Apparently Brooklyn needn’t always push itself to be something else, something conscious and anxious, something pointed toward Manhattan…. Brooklyn might sometimes also be pleased, as here on Flatbush, to be its grubby, enduring self.” ― Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude Have you ever been in the audience at a concert or comedy club or anywhere and… Continue reading Growing Up in Brooklyn

Traveling as an American Expat: Morocco & Seville

My New Backyard (Europe and Africa)     Happy New Year! It’s nice to be back after a couple of weeks of celebrating and traveling. If you prefer a travel blogger who provides the easiest way to get there and all the places to go, stay and eat; that’s not me. I’ll give you a… Continue reading Traveling as an American Expat: Morocco & Seville

Observation

Last post of the year. Reiterating an important message: One of the many advantages of being present is the ability to take in what is all around us. Observation is a privilege very few people take advantage of. It’s way too easy to get so caught up in your own small world that you fail… Continue reading Observation

Feelings

      Your State of Mind One of the many things that happen when you grow older is coming to terms with your feelings (if you’re lucky). Coping with your feelings, identifying your feelings, sorting out your feelings, embracing your feelings, allowing yourself to feel, projecting feelings; you can see where I’m going with… Continue reading Feelings

Family

A thought I am stating up front: Admittedly, this has been one of the more difficult blogs I have written thus far (I added this paragraph when I was nearly finished writing the blog). I have wanted to write about family from the day I started the blog, but I have often hesitated and abandoned… Continue reading Family