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...

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,...

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...

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?

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...