The Glass Box
Feb03

The Glass Box

“Do me a favor, I want you to imagine you live in a glass box.”   “Done, I’m living in a glass box,” I said.   “In front of you is a button, you continuously press it, your entire life revolves around this button, it is making the world a better place.”   “What does the button do?” I asked.   “I just told you, it makes the world a better place. This button stands up for the little guy, educates the masses, it is as...

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6 things I learned from quitting smoking
Feb25

6 things I learned from quitting smoking

I quit smoking 2 years ago. I’m not going to tell you how I did it. That would be pointless and you know it. Instead, I would like to tell you what I learned. This might sound strange, but the story actually starts in 1947. The Americans and Russians were in a race to break the sound barrier. Every time a pilot got close to that magical 767 miles per hour, they would fail, and it seemed the more they tried, the harder it became. Then,...

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Sometimes life does not change at the margins
Dec07

Sometimes life does not change at the margins

One moment you are looking over the top of Yosemite falls, down a 2000-foot granite cliff, water droplets splashing against your skin. The next moment you are looking death in the face, laughing about the way you are going to die.   I had summited El Capitan earlier in the day, also the lesser known, but more beautiful Eagle Mountain. I looked at Yosemite Valley from its highest perch and It brought me to tears.   I ended...

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This story has to have a happy ending…
Nov10

This story has to have a happy ending…

One year ago, I was at the music festival Lightning in a Bottle. It was only the second festival I had ever attended. I was listening to some hippie say a bunch of hippie shit. I looked over all the people trying to find meaning where there was none, and I wrote… “This story has to have a happy ending…” I continued writing and continued exploring. I went from an outsider to an insider. I realized that I was in the middle of one...

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