The Tipping Point of Fear

Some people say fear isn't real; it's an illusion. I disagree.  Fear is a real feeling we often feed to ourselves, and it usually stems from the unknown. When you were a kid, you may have been scared of the dark because you couldn't see what was around you, or the unknown. When you grow up, … Continue reading The Tipping Point of Fear

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Word of the Day 

Once upon a time, I pulled apart scraps of papers and wrote words I thought represented important topics down with a fine point sharpie. I threw them into a mason jar and randomly picked one each day to write my thoughts. That lasted maybe 5 days, or less. I can't remember. Nor is it important.  … Continue reading Word of the Day 

Reflection, Perception, Progression and Direction

6.15.17 | 5:14 AM | Florence, Italy I remember this day like it was yesterday. I had woken up early in Florence before heading to Venice for the day, and I looked out the window as the sun rose and flocks of birds flew over the rooftops and the rounded dome of the Duomo. The … Continue reading Reflection, Perception, Progression and Direction

2017.

When I look back since the beginning, I can see all the changes. Few are tangible, many are deeply felt, and some are subconsciously expressed. The ups, the downs, the mundane and everyday. The 9 countries traveled, the handful of new friends and acquaintances, the things I shed, the things I left behind, the new … Continue reading 2017.

Life Lessons: The Ride & The Fall

I witnessed a man fall off his motorcycle tonight. He was driving at a much faster pace than the stopped traffic, between the lanes, and drove straight into a car that was turning left, coming from the opposite direction. Some details aside, he plowed into the passenger side door, left his mark on the car, … Continue reading Life Lessons: The Ride & The Fall