Pleasure has taken a sinful tint, sometime in the past few centuries. Perhaps it has to do with the whole sinful movement to begin with, but I'm not here to preach to the preachers, I'm here to redefine pleasure.  In the english language, it almost always brings...

I get it, there are plenty of people out there who are kind, respectful, agreeable, and overall incredibly underwhelming. We have enough people like that in this world. In some parts of the world it's those who are too polite to voice their opinions, or when they...

Exploration isn't just a hobby, it's a purpose filled process. It's the means by which we reach the end goal. As children we are taught to methodically and calmly reach our goals. Usually these goals are revolving around education or sports. Rarely are we given the...

There are escape artists, and there are arrival artists. "To be in a constant state of arrival while always departing," that's the trick, I heard it said once. I want the visceral, gripping experiences in my life that show me something more real than what is right...

It's said so often in many different ways. It occurred to me this morning that each different way of saying something is like a different language. We can all essentially say the same things: I want to go to the beach or quiero ir a la playa or ich will...

Have you ever thought about the impression you make on another person? What about that another is just an other (just kidding). Of course you have (to the former). We all, at some age, realize self consciousness. It's a gift and a curse, depending on whether you're...

I imagine casting a dry fly in a deserted, sandy, rock-banked creek. The water is aquamarine but crystal clear. I cast a fiberglass rod, firmly and gently. My fly, a mayfly imitation, lands delicately in a lazy current. It drifts towards the shadow I seek...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcAw0ROJe0U It's said that light itself changes the darkness, that darkness has no say so in becoming light. I have a hard time believing this, as darkness is what allows light to exist. Without darkness, there would be nothing to become light. In the same way that we...

Sometimes words are too much. They simply take away from what already is so perfect: the space that allows them to exist. The less we speak the more we say and that is effective communication. When you do speak, do so with confidence and make...

I met a man who told me a story of everything that mattered most to him. He started with how he came to be a firefighter. It evolved from a learning experience that revealed to him the value of being a career firefighter. But what came before it...