"You know what kind of plan never fails? No plan at all. No plan. You know why? If you make a plan, life never works out that way...that's why people shouldn't make plans. With no plan, nothing can go wrong and if something spins out of control, it doesn't matter... none of it f*cking matters.... Continue Reading →
When you reflect on this past year, what will be your biggest takeaway? Will you remember it positively and think back on all your accomplishments, little adventures and friendships old and new? Or, will you embrace 2016 as the lump of coal, grimy, full of soul-chrushing deaths (Bowie, Prince, Cohen, Michael, Fisher...) and encased with entirely too much... Continue Reading →
“You know how you finish a bag of chips and you hate yourself? You know you’ve done nothing good for yourself. That’s the same feeling, and you know it is, after some digital binge. You feel wasted and hollow and diminished.” ― Dave Eggers, The Circle To be alive in 2016 is to be exhausted. The world... Continue Reading →
What do astronauts, rock stars, world renowned soccer players, firemen, and princesses have in common? When we are children, the world seems so big. Everything we experience is so fresh and new, perhaps even magical. With every experience, our dreams and our desires and our passions grow. Like balloons, we are continually filled. Our ability to... Continue Reading →
Teach a Student to Fish
Proverbs are powerful statements that are often short in length, but deep in meaning. The meaning, which is often metaphorical, typically delivers a wallop of a message if given the proper time and reflection. Sadly, due to the easily memorable nature of proverbs, the intended message is often overlooked. When it comes to education, there... Continue Reading →
You Are Pretty Freaking Great.
You are pretty freaking great, don't ya think so? I'm sure you're asking yourself how I know that you know that you are pretty freaking great but it is simply because you are. Really. Truly. Freaking. Great. YOU! Now I'm certainly not saying that you are perfect, who is (Ryan Gosling?), but what you bring to... Continue Reading →
The Greatest Gift
To have it is to want more of it. To lack it is to desire it with every fiber of your being. To have it and lose it and lose it and lose it is to get depressed by the idea of it. This is no "less is more" ideal, this is a more is... Continue Reading →
A Love Letter to Snow From the City of Boston
Dear Snow, You are beautiful. No really. I don't want to mince words so I said it clearly and concisely. In case you missed it, I'll say it again (louder!) YOU. ARE. BEAU-TI-FUL! Period. A short while ago, I was feeling lonely. To be honest, I was a bit dirty as well, which in hindsight may have... Continue Reading →
What do humans want most in life?
You can't teach wisdom. You just can't. Wisdom is just something you gain through experience. The more you live life, the more you get out of it. Sure longevity helps but it doesn't automatically make you wiser. What you know now, today, in this moment, is more than you did yesterday, last week or last... Continue Reading →