Discipline is A Muscle

Discipline is A Muscle

Three Months. At the beginning of this year, I made the decision to stop drinking alcohol for three months. From January to March of this year I did not drink. Aside from the obvious health benefits that come with not drinking, my biggest takeaway from this little...

Why Not Stop Giving Presents?

Why Not Stop Giving Presents?

“When I give, I give myself.” – Walt Whitman The plane lands. It taxis to the terminal and the passengers disembark. She waits in line at Immigration, passes through Customs and follows the herds of fellow travelers to Baggage Claim. She grabs her luggage and, when...

People Make the Places

People Make the Places

I have always been a hard learner. I am not the type to take your word for it if you tell me the pan is hot. I need to touch the pan, sear my finger, jump up and down screaming at how hot the fucking pan is, sheepishly look and chuckle with you as I agree that yes,...

Defense Wins Championships.

Defense Wins Championships.

For even the casual sports fan, it's no secret that defense wins championships. In this year's Super Bowl, the New England Patriots held the high-flying St. Louis Rams to three points en route to victory. In 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles, who won the Super Bowl in a...

Why Not Flip?

Why Not Flip?

"Sometimes you gotta throw yourself in the deep end."Sam Goody This one is for The 'Tucky. When is the last time you flipped? Not a house, not a cup and not your lid. I am talking about a gymnastics style front or back flip. Recently, a group of friends and I went to...

She’s Perfect.

She’s Perfect.

I am not a writer. You are reading this on my brother’s blog. He and many other people in my life are much better at writing than I am. I have written for years, but it has always been for my eyes only. Writing is very personal for me and I tend to be very guarded...

Why Not You?

Why Not You?

Two things. First, for the duration of this article I am going to be a dick. I am not a naturally sympathetic person, just ask my younger sister. The "Honest Asshole" is a role I can slide into easily. Second, it is important that you know the question posed in this...

The Importance of Difficult

The Importance of Difficult

No matter who you are, there is one thing that is a consistently clear measurement of whether you are pushing yourself in the right direction. Difficult. The more difficult something is for you, the better. I am aware this idea is counter to virtually every trend in...

So, What’s Good About It?

So, What’s Good About It?

The more I travel, the more I recognize just how lucky I am. My being a part of three different demographic groups; white, male and middle-class US citizen; has allowed me opportunities that are not available to a majority of the world. As my uncle likes to say; if...