I read in an old book from an old world that humanity is ‘the intersection of god and beast’. It confirmed what Christianity had taught me; there is a born duality, an ambition’s burden, an inherited juxtaposition within each of us. To bring out the god and deny the beast was to live well.The god […]
Most life long decisions seem to happen in coffee shops. The first tattoo I got took me 15 minutes after an Americano, moving to Peru took an hour. The largest shift in my life happened because of a chance encounter with an ASU alum at a Starbucks. Someone who, if sitting right in front of […]
“Human beings absolutely follow through on who they believe they are.”Tony Robbins, Probable T-Rex Voice Actor Explaining the Importance of Dental Hygiene here “You have to be fitness. Every person who lost 200 pounds can tell you the moment way back then when they knew they were going to be their ideal weight. That’s the […]
I just got back from coffee with a stranger; I’m still not sure his name, but we’re getting a drink this weekend. We met two months ago in the basement of a jazz club. I heard him speaking English as we passed each other on the stairs, so I said hey. Turns out, he recently […]
Perspective is a superpower we all have to immediately shift reality. If you look under a microscope, you’ll see an alien drama happening all around you. Predator and prey, life and death, kinship and cooperation – a world we walk through, that lives within us. Zoom out a little further and you’ll find a war […]
Places I’ve Lived Ranked by How Much of My Stuff is (Still) There: Georgia, 2 boxes + tuxedoBuenos Aires, 1 small suitcase + bookbagArequipa, 1 large suitcase Mendoza, 4 books + 1 pair of sweatpants, Arizona, one book somewhereTexas, small buried treasure I’ve moved pretty often since turning eighteen. I’m on the higher end for […]
Failure is part of the deal, but making it happen at all: that’s on us.