I often find it easy to write online because nobody cares, no one will read what I have to write besides a handful of people that will click on the links that I post. With that there is no expectation or chance that I will matter. I don’t have an email list, my audience is …Continue reading "The unheard voice and a promise"
I was not born when Muhammad Ali was at the height of his career. I think I was just 2 months old before his last fight. So all I knew about him was what my dad told me about him. How he had fought the greats of his era and won. I remember hearing about …Continue reading "Muhammad Ali Transcends because we Remember"
I’ve never been a risk taker in life, the one to go out to the edge and jump. That’s never been who I was and in my travels I’ve always stuck to the familiar because it is easy, it’s comfortable. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was just go travel to a random place and see what happens and have the confidence in myself and the sincerity of people that things will turn out alright.Continue reading "How Wandering Gave me a Reason to Believe Again"
Going back to when I first started traveling I never thought I would be doing any sort of martial arts. I thought I would travel the world, see the sights and meet people both locals and other travelers alike. I’ve done all that and a simple remark from a new friend changed everything.Continue reading "One Month to More than A Year of Muay Thai"
I first arrived in Pai in the summer of 2014 after having spent awhile in Taiwan. My friend Mike who I sparred with every now and then told me that I should try muay thai. So on a whim I decided to spend a month or two back in Thailand and thought the north would …Continue reading "A month of Muay Thai in Pai"
In the hills of Northern Thailand you can find Pai, situated in a valley that’s 762 turns from Chiang Mai this small stop on the maehong son loop this area is full of personality and beauty.Continue reading "Getting to Pai via 762 Turns"
From the summit of Gunung Agung we meet the sun’s rise with our own just before it breaks through the layers layer of clouds we see Rinjani in the distance looking not so far away and as the next peak to summit for the explorer in each of us that wants to keep on going …Continue reading "Rising to meet the Sun and the Summit of Gunung Agung"
Below is a test scene that I wrote to bet a feel for writing fiction a bit more. It’s not the first time I’ve done it but it’s still rough as hell and the balance between exposition, action, dialog and thought isn’t there yet. I am not explaining everything in it yet cause that’s not …Continue reading "Just the Testing the Waters with a Scene"
When you create a story you start with the structure, the idea, the hope. It is never easy and it is always a challenge to go from zero but you are not going from zero. You are starting from your experience and he possibilities that exist and are informed by who you are, where you …Continue reading "The Blank Page"
There are so many people who have made the last few years worth while and where do I start but with the people I first met that have taught me about kindness and self-worth, that have been an ear when before I had none. Who have shown me that our value isn’t defined by what …Continue reading "Thank you for the Moments"