One More Time

There’s something to be said for doing things more than once. It’s true for a lot of things.  I’m currently in The Azores, on Terceira Island specifically.  This is at least my sixth time here, and I’ve walked away from every visit with a completely different impression of this culture that exists in its own microcosm. The islands reflect their …

No, It’s Not Just You

Hey there. Can I interrupt whatever you’re working on?  Let me tell you about my last two weeks. I learned a lot of things. Most of them were not good. Twice I found myself in extremely uncomfortable situations created by other people.  In the process, people who I thought were better people turned out not to be better people. I …

CAMPING

One of the ‘chalets’ we will be enjoying. It looks like a shed, but it has plumbing! Part of this whole traveling thing is learning to know yourself.  It is my hope that I’m getting better on the self-knowlege front.  For example, I passed up an amazing deal on a Mediterranean cruise because upon thinking about it clearly for, oh, five …

The Blueprint

In a world of self-help gurus and life coaches, we put too much importance on the blueprint and not enough on the work.  One of the inarguable things I’ve learned in my twenty years in entertainment is that you cannot get out of putting in the time.  I used to believe that with the right instructions, you could hack your …

The Love and Care of Feral Creatures

This cat-that-is-not-mine and I have had a week. We are almost six months in and she’s remained a feral, outside cat who just happens to call my front porch home base. I came from home from Louisiana this past weekend to find her limping fiercely, and upon further inspection, also missing a front tooth. Since I figured the chances of …

Eyes on the Ground

We’ll do an easy one. Those were the words used to describe plans for a low-key mountain adventure and the intent to climb one of Colorado’s 14ers.  Believe it or not, there are easier 14,000 foot mountains than others, but those difficulty ratings depend on ideal conditions. In 25 degree whiteout weather with 50 mph winds, however, nothing is easy.  …