Published by admin on February 6, 2019

I of the Storm

Published by admin on February 3, 2019

The Unexpected Gift of Suffering

  All of us, if we dare to look, have at least one defining moment which has altered the trajectory of our lives. And the deeper we dig through the years at this moment, the more of her treasures will she avail to us. Mine was subtle and unexpected. My family had just gone through…

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Published by admin on January 22, 2019

How I got my “Golden Ticket” to Hamilton

  Here’s a story for you. I have been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack for over two years. I probably listened to it every day for almost six months at one point, so to say that I knew the lyrics is an understatement. I AM HAMILTON. Ok, come back to Earth, Alex. I had been…

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Published by admin on January 15, 2019

The Secret Gift of Growing Old

  Growing old— a gift not all of us are afforded.   Our bodies begin to fall apart— a tooth here, a hip joint there.   We are but a car breaking down—in real time—before our own eyes.   The emergency light is on— and there isn’t much we can do but watch it happening….

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Published by admin on January 7, 2019

Fillings

  My brother feels—then fills—their cheeks. Their foreheads. Their lips. Their earlobes. Almost everything is available for filling.   He does not fill boobs; that’s a differently trained filler.   But it seems as if there’s a filling for almost everything these days— especially time.   Time, it seems, must be filled. Otherwise, you go…

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Published by admin on December 29, 2018

Online Dating, Karma & Poker

  Many of you probably don’t know that I’ve been getting into poker lately. It’s such a fun, complex sport (sport in that it works out your mind). Anyway, I’ve been watching youtube videos, absorbing information and strategy, and played a couple of tournaments at the Hard Rock Seminole Casino down here, with some pretty decent…

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Published by admin on October 27, 2018

Infidelity & The Call of our Soul

  I’m reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being, a remarkable novel by a literary genius, Milan Kundera. In one of the scenes, Tereza, the wife of the protagonist (who himself is a total philanderer), has sex with a stranger from a bar to see what it’s like to have sex without love. As she walked to…

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