Why Not Vote?

Why Not Vote?

What trips most people up is the wording in the Constitution. Technically speaking, the 26th Amendment does read "The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older..." yadda yadda yadda. But those guys who wrote the amendment... yea, they...

Why Not Look Silly?

Why Not Look Silly?

"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid." Epictetus Over the past year and a half, I have successfully learned to speak Spanish. I am in no way fluent, but I can hold my own. Aside from living in Spanish-speaking countries, I...

Why Not Get Lost?

Why Not Get Lost?

"Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien If you are looking for a way to spice up your next date night, I have a great suggestion. It is fun. It is an exercise that helps to eliminate expectations and is fantastic practice for letting go of control. You can...

The Importance of Being First.

The Importance of Being First.

"Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free. Be more like the man you were made to be." Mumford and Sons The recipe for having better interactions with people, making new friends, and becoming the life of your next party is...

Why Not Stop Giving Presents?

Why Not Stop Giving Presents?

“When I give, I give myself.” – Walt Whitman Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act — Proverbs 3:27 The plane lands. It taxis to the terminal and the passengers disembark. She waits in line at Immigration, passes...

Why Not Change It Up?

Why Not Change It Up?

"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life. And not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." - Walt Whitman I often think of a scene from the show "House of Cards" where Frank is talking with Remy. Frank reminds...

Why Not Listen To Hip-Hop?

Why Not Listen To Hip-Hop?

"Well, hip-hop is what makes the world go 'round." - Snoop Dogg Hey Mom, I should have started this letter in the 6th grade while wearing my gray and white Allen Iverson shoes. I don’t suppose the prose will be all that different; I will try to keep things brief and...