Homeward Unbound — Chapter 3: Sin City, Rethinking Reality, and Lessons From the Road

Our hotel was on Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alicia insisted on taking me to her favorite eatery, Urth Cafe. It was located in the Wynn Hotel. We had to cross Frank Sinatra and Sammy David Jr. Drive to get there. These men were members of the original rat pack. They were gentlemen, modern …

Homeward Unbound — Chapter 2: Crater Lake, Camping, Death Valley, and a Near Death Experience

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Homeward Unbound — Chapter 1: Letting Nature Guide Us

I was at the Kaddy Car Wash the day of our unknown journey to help my wife heal from her mold illness. The attendant asked, “Where are you going?” I said, “ I don’t know yet?” It’s how I’ve always wanted to answer that question. Our first stop was Bend, OR. The drive was tragically beautiful. 2020 was …

Life Update — On The Path To The Unknown

It’s about 9:00 AM PT on February 23, 2021. I wanted to share an update on my life. This post is geared to friends and family but may help others as I share my perspective on leaving everything behind so my wife can heal from her illness. She has Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). It’s …

#98: How to Live a Simpler Life Today – 7 Things You Can Do to See Immediate Results

I wrote this because it is much needed during these interesting times. We are dealing with a virus that’s affecting the entire globe. We see media outlets’ constant onslaught of fear-mongering tactics that have been giving rise to conspiracy theories and have overwhelmingly created separation and distrust in many arenas. We are a nation that …

#97 The Meaning Of Life According To Prince & Purple Rain

When I first heard the classic jam, “When Doves Cry,” it was actually by 90’s r&b artist, Ginuwine, who’s famously known for his hit song, Pony. If you don’t know who Genuwine is, I forgive you. However, for Tom, played by comedian Aziz Ansari on Parks and Recreation, it’s a slightly bigger deal. It wasn’t until I was …

#96 Timeless Lessons Learned for 2022

I turned thirty-seven years old on November 7th, 2021. That’s thirty-seven revolutions around the sun. That’s 148 seasons, roughly 13,505 days, and 324,120 hours of a life lived. However, age is an arbitrary figure when looking at the lens of the present moment, but for the sake of this article, I will share thirty-seven pieces …