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...

Why Not Vote?

Why Not Vote?

I get it. I used to be just like you. What tripped me up was 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..."  But those guys who wrote that...

An Argument in Six Parts: The Case Against Social Media.

An Argument in Six Parts: The Case Against Social Media.

I want to preface what I write by first taking a moment to address an important point.  This article is not about the elimination of social media. I think we can all, in some way, acknowledge the obvious benefits that social media has. Online social platforms have...

The Bare Necessities for Long Term Travel.

The Bare Necessities for Long Term Travel.

That's quite the haul they have there. There are at least two people, to be fair. But unless there are three children with them as well, that is simply too much stuff. My younger sister is coming to meet me in Europe for an extended backpacking trip....

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...