Burning Man:  Possessing Other Eyes

The only true voyage of discovery, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to behold the universe through the eyes of another.”  – Marcel Proust  (Remembrance of Things Past)   I have been asked three questions:  Why in the #### do you want to go to Burning Man?  What did […]

My Burning Question For Burning Man…Why?

  Burning Man is an annual gathering of 75,000 people from around the world that takes place at Black Rock City—a temporary city erected in the barren northern Nevada desert.  Burning Man is not a festival.  Burning Man is a community.  A global cultural movement.  An assault on the senses.  And I wanted to be […]

Diet Porn

I Will Take a Diet Coke With My Porn. DISCLAIMER: This was not my original thought.  A dear friend of mine wrote this and I thought it must be shared.  He asked I not share his name but he knows who he is.  And I am grateful he allowed me to pass his thoughts along.   […]

Me & Ahmad: My Muslim Uber Driver

Only in Manhattan morning rush hour can you find a way to squeeze two lanes into three.  The steady cold rain and construction in front of our hidden boutique hotel only added to the misery.  I scanned the license plates as they crawled past looking for our Uber driver.  Spotted!  We had little time to […]

Goodbye…keeper of my Sole.

My dear boot Asolo…good bye old friend. After 300+ miles.  After protecting me for so many years with so many memories, you finally gave up the ghost in the aisle of a hardware store last weekend.  Oh sure, I saw the signs.  But I ignored them.  I didn’t want to face them.  I saw the tread […]

Dear Joy, I am sorry. #BLM

      It was the one-week anniversary of the Dallas ambush. I sat down next to you at Starbucks. We had nothing in common. No need to talk. No expectation of sharing even the slightest thought, look, or glance between us. You were enjoying your iced grande caffe.  Appeared to be grading school papers.  You looked to […]