#113 – Forgiveness is a Selfish Act

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” ~ Mark Twain When I first heard this beautiful quote my heart skipped a beat, goosebumps arose throughout my body and my eyes began to tear up. Twain tells us that even when the heel of a foot crushes the violet …

#78 Wash Your Spirit Clean

Around the 1860s about 95% of the Redwood Forests were cut down for lumber, to be used by ranchers, developers, and loggers.  John Muir, a disrupter of that time, as well as a naturalist, author, philosopher, and early advocate for all things nature, saw this problem and took action. As passionate as he was about …

#66 Thermostat or Thermometer?

A thermometer measures temperature. It can measure the temperature of your body, meat on a BBQ, and even the weather.  A thermostat on the other hand regulates temperature. If it’s too hot in your home, you can use this device to cool your dwelling. If it’s too cold, then you can use it to warm …

#46 The Stop Sign

Today I started my mornings like most. I was up at 5:30 am, washed up, strapped my ankle brace on, laced up my almost lifeless Puma’s, and set foot for Golden Gate Park. It’s become a favorite destination of mine. Now that I live only a few blocks from it, it has become a welcomed …

#34 Sometimes You Need to Know You’re an Asshole

““Self love is good thing, but self-awareness is way more important.’” – Louis CK My mother called me earlier this week. Our conversations usually revolve around the same spiel. When are you going to get married?What are doing with your life?I’m worried about you.