We Will See

We Will See

Growing up in the inner city, the hood as it’s called today, I would analyze things eight ways to Sunday. I guess you’d call it survival instinct. Everyone, so it seems, was looking for an angle. Looking for an edge. Looking to get out of the projects and...
How Do I Start My Dream?

How Do I Start My Dream?

Several months ago I embarked on a new chapter. I moved to SE Asia; specifically the Philippines. Over the last five months I’ve enjoyed many experiences that have made me smile, afraid, doubt, sad, give, takeaway, rethink, trust, untrust, and grateful to name a...
The First Step Is The Hardest To Take

The First Step Is The Hardest To Take

Although it’s hard for me to believe, today is my 250th blog post in 250 weeks. At the top, I want to personally thank all of my readers who have taken the time to not only read my posts but also pass along my essays to their sphere of influence. Thank you so...
How Do You Handle Adversity?

How Do You Handle Adversity?

I discovered this allegory the other day and thought to pass it along. When times get tough, who do you become? The Story of The Carrot, The Egg, and The Coffee Bean A young girl went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her....
Getting What I Asked For

Getting What I Asked For

When I arrived in the Philippines on April 1st, and made my first trip into the bowels of Dumaguete City, I said to myself, “What the f*&^ did I do.” I’ll never forget that first afternoon the trike (that’s me in one in the pic above)...