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 simple. Be...

Why Not Play The Photo Game?

Why Not Play The Photo Game?

"A selfie has more face and fewer feelings." - Amit Kalantri That photo. Yea, the one you just scrolled past... I took that picture in Patagonia. That's the homie Rufus checking out Mt. Fitz Roy in Argentina. It's my favorite picture from my trip. I can...

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...

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...

Why Not Skip Church?

Why Not Skip Church?

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act — Proverbs 3:27 This title is going to get me in trouble with my mom. Sorry mom. Hopefully you will read to the end and realize I mean well. I am going to get right to it. If you are...

Why Not Begin?

Why Not Begin?

“Action breeds confidence. Inaction breeds doubt and fear.” Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People “Gnarly tattoo,” I said. “Yea, mate. It’s me granddad,” he said. The tattoo was a black and white picture of an elderly man in full Navy uniform. The...