Aug 10 2018
Let’s play a game. I’m going to introduce you to four people, and you have to figure out which one doesn’t fit in the group.
Up first is Yousef Muhammad Al-Zahari, a 53 year old man from Akhmin, a small farming village in Egypt. He’s a lanky man with a deeply lined weather-beaten face, gray stubble […]
Aug 03 2018
The closer you get to the fire, the hotter it gets. The closer you get to the band the louder the music gets. The closer you get to the rain the cozier it gets.
Last week our family went on our first camping trip. About six months ago, my ten-year-old daughter started asking for a technology-free […]
Jul 27 2018
Do you know anyone who fancies himself a connoisseur? Do they feel they are an aficionado, cognizant of the essential differences between designer garb and inferior clothing? Or perhaps they consider themselves true gourmands, people who know how to appreciate a really good wine or fine pâté? There are many people who view themselves among […]
Jul 20 2018
The King, the kind, benevolent monarch, ruled well for years, but around him hung the gloom of childlessness. He would have no one upon whom to bequeath his mantle of leadership. Everything he built would be for naught. There would be no heir to perpetute his vision, and build the kingdom as he would have […]
Jul 13 2018
Some guys in tri-cornered hats sacrificed everything so that you can have the liberty to eat 69 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes. Happy Birthday America.
America is a great country. We are the world leading democracy, and our beliefs in freedom, the rights of the individual, and equality before law have shaped democracies all over […]
Jul 06 2018
We all have friends who only do things if they can do them 130%. My friend Noach is not just a plumber, he was the youngest person in Michigan history to become a Licenses Master Plumber. He’s not just a pilot, he can fly almost anything smaller than a 747. He’s not just an audio […]
Jun 29 2018
Fire burning flesh. It doesn’t sound too appetizing until you think of cooking meat, which follows that exact recipe. And if it’s really good BBQ, it’s probably fire burning flesh really sloooooowly.
Growing up, the word BBQ meant cooking hot dogs, burgers, or the occasional steak on a propane gas grill. Today, I’m glad to say […]
Jun 22 2018
Everyone knew that Sean Dowd loved yoga, he pretty much lived his life in yoga clothing, consciously screaming of his yoga crush to the whole world. But his closer friends also knew that he loved anything “Eastern and spiritual.” He loved Indian food, Buddhist meditation, Dao mindfulness, veganism, and chai. He loved saffron, cloves, donating […]
Jun 15 2018
Lottery tickets are both the worst and best investments a person could possibly make. It is also the only investment where the best outcome is that you lose.
On the one hand, giving away $2 for a Powerball ticket that has only a 1 in 175,223,510 chance of striking it big is incredibly absurd. You have […]
Jun 08 2018
If you were to visit the Rainbow Camp in between San Diego and Los Angeles, you would find all the trappings of a women’s spiritual retreat; yoga and meditation sessions, small gardens growing organic vegetables and herbs, and the smell of eucalyptus wafting through the air. You’d see no one walking around with a smartphone […]