Unknown

Familiarity disposedDeparting from that I loveUncharted waters I ask you not to worryAs I write my untold story I will go far, which I know notSimilar to my first open eyes, and life’s temporary knot I will camp in the Valley of the DeadTrek through the Canvases of Red RockClimb the ridges of Zion

#105 – Chaos In Cambodia

“Are you sure you want to eat my food?” He suggested we go to some of the other more established and palatable touristy places, before finally agreeing.  He was our tuk-tuk driver. It’s how tourists get around in South East Asia. We knew Sammy wasn’t his real name. I’m sure constantly explaining his true Khmer …

# 104 – Make Some Cookies — A Story About Mom

Before leaving, I told her again to park away from the front of the school. “Mom, please park away. I don’t want people to see it again,” I said with stern sincerity. With a smile, “Okay, Beta (term of endearment in Hindi), don’t worry, I’ll remember.” We had an old beat-up Nissan Sentra that my …

#103 – Who Is That Voice In My Head

Are we the voice of thoughts? A 2020 study, published in the journal Nature Communications was carried out by psychologists at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. They uncovered that humans think an average of 6,200 thoughts a day. All thoughts are outward and come from an experience. This is the “cause” of the thought, and the “effect” …

#101 – The Dragon That Saved a United States Veteran

Imagine if you will. Having to drink your own urine to fight dehydration. So little food that you can count the number of grains of rice for dinner. Imagine taking part in a daily dance, called the Death March, where you are tasked with holding a heavy object over your head and the moment you …

#100 – Point the Finger, and Three Fingers Point Back

“If you step outside and you have a pain in your foot, you have two options. The first is you can try to wrap the entire world in burlap, or you can put on a pair of shoes.” – Ramana Maharshi It’s easy to blame others for our problems.  It’s easy to push off responsibility to …