My pen feels like a paintbrush. I don’t feel time when I sleep.* My best friends: people I like, but people I don’t love.* Efficiency frustrates, turn it down. I try to get my friends excited, about not being invited.* I say, blue & white, clouds… sunlight. It’s hard to make a point.* It’s an […]Read more "A Plagiaristic* Passage"
I’ve been reading a lot about successful people lately… The habits of successful people interest me a lot. Which habits can I adopt and which can I shed to be better? To not just be successful in my career or my financial position. But which habits will shape the best me – me as just a […]Read more "Action is the Only Form of Perfection"
The bags have been unpacked and the memories are spilling out in the form of stories and day dreams. We’ve gotten a ton of questions about the highs and the lows, the best of the best and the worst of the best. As we reflect on our four months in Asia, we came up with a list highlighting […]Read more "Superlatives"
We found ourselves on a very rainy Tuesday, drunk in the depths of fluorescent lit and vice fueled Shinjuku district of Tokyo. We were coming off the high of a spectacular show at Robot Restaurant, recommended by none other than Sir Tony himself. The 200 microbars of Golden Gai were as enigmatic as they were […]Read more "Ghetto Suntory"
Today we wrap on three months traveling through South East Asia with 29 more days and three countries to go. It’s time to recalibrate. When the luster of arriving in a new city wears away, it causes major distress within me. What happens when the novelty of novelty fades? This is a question that continues […]Read more "Day 88"
It’s 12:30am. The room went dark a while ago, I can’t remember when. I’m lying in a 20-bed dormitory in Chiang Mai’s city center and I’m nursing my first anxiety attack ever. It’s only beginning to subside after two and a half hours. Tomorrow is day two of Songkran, the raucous three-day water festival celebrated […]Read more "Waste"
Watching the presidential race unfold abroad is an eye opening experience. As I speak with people from all over the world, all walks of life, all financial situations, all kinds of political systems, I’m gaining a powerful perspective on what’s going on in the states right now. When I left the states, the Trump campaign […]Read more "A Political View from Abroad"
Constantly on the move and far away from the creature comforts of home. To be a Stranger in a Strange Land is a real life nightmare for many. To some, it’s the thrill of a lifetime. It’s generally uncomfortable to have to learn “Hello”, “Thank You”, and “Where is the toilet?” in a new language […]Read more "Small Wins"
To be a well rounded person is great. To be a traveler, a business person, a sportsman, a writer, a photographer, a chef, a dabbler. It’s quite a gratifying human experience to enjoy and to be good at more than one or just a couple things. What’s more gratifying, though, is to achieve excellence those […]Read more "On Mediocrity & Mastery"