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)...
To Experience Change, Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

To Experience Change, Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

One thing about me. I’ll try anything once. It’s a thrill to step outside of my comfort zone and test myself physically, mentally, and even spiritually. Around 20 years ago I ran the 10 mile Mountain Goat road race in Syracuse, NY. Towards the end of the...
Setbacks Can Be Transitions in Disguise

Setbacks Can Be Transitions in Disguise

There’s times when you feel hopeless. In the desert without a compass and everywhere you turn the landscape looks the same. You want a high def direction though your GPS doesn’t compute. You’ve landed on Setback Street. What’s your next move? A...
In A Few Minutes, You’re Going To Die

In A Few Minutes, You’re Going To Die

You’re in a tragic accident. You become conscious and hear the sirens in the distance getting louder and louder as they approach the scene. The emergency medical team, quickly yet calmly, gets down to business and  does everything humanly possible to keep you...