It’s been a little over a month since I returned from ThrillerFest and I can honestly say it was one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever done in my life. When I first thought … Continue reading Be like everyone else but different.
It starts with sleep. I wake up feeling tired, my energy low through most of the day, and all I can think about is when I can crawl back into bed again. My thoughts drift … Continue reading Is this anxiety or depression?
He’s headless. I’d seen the bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Cleveland Museum of Art dozens of times over the years. I’m sure I’d even read the placard at the base of the statue. … Continue reading Marcus Aurelieus has lost his head.
“I’m bored.” If you have teenagers or have spent any time around them, you’ve no doubt heard this before. When my kids were younger, I would respond by saying, “Only boring people get bored.” That … Continue reading Only boring people get bored.
I love getting lost in a crowd. I go to coffee shops and public markets to be around people—but not to talk to them. I wear earbuds constantly, even when I’m not listening to anything. … Continue reading Getting lost in the crowd.
I’m not sharing this to elicit sympathy from you. I’m not asking for your condolences. On October 5, 2018, my seventy-year-old father was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on October 28, 2018. It doesn’t … Continue reading Memento mori – The ways you don’t want to live.
You’re not listening. Nobody does. We’re all too busy clicking and tapping and raging. Follows and likes and hearts and more meaningless holes in our life-force bucket. It’s usually right in front of you, the … Continue reading The past is whispering in your ear, but you’re not listening.
New phone. New car. New wife. New life. New everything. I’ve accepted the fact that this is the culture we’ve created. Props to the Baby Boomers who started this, but I can’t place all of … Continue reading Your things own you—a perspective on minimalism.
Most people would rather die than do what I do. One of my revenue streams is from public speaking. The fear of public speaking is known as glossophobia, which ranks ahead of death and heights … Continue reading It isn’t offensive just because you’re offended.
As a child of the 1980s and firmly in the demographic known as Generation X, I grew up understanding the rules for formal dress. My father and even my grandfather before him would always wear … Continue reading Why you must obey the rules until you break them.