Published by admin on September 15, 2017

The Paradox of being “Somebody”

  Life is confusing. At least, it can be. I think a major question is how we confront two “truths” which seem to be in conflict. Paradox. For example, on one hand, we have this desire to be “somebody.” Or, perhaps, more accurately, a desire not to be nobody (i.e., nothing). But we also have…

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Published by admin on August 12, 2017

My Life Dilemma: To Quest or Not to Quest

That is the question. Isn’t it? I’m not trying to wax philosophical like Shakespeare (ok, maybe I am) but seriously: is this not the GRAND QUESTION OF THEM ALL??!   To Quest or Not to Quest   This is life in a nutshell. My life, your life, all of our lives: to play it safe,…

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Published by admin on August 7, 2017

The Wisdom of Un-plan

  We place such a high value of knowing what we’re doing in this culture; of having a plan. I have no plan. Sure, I have desires, goals and such– but not a plan.   And that’s not easy–especially in a culture that expects us to know what we’re doing. But I’ve had plans. I’ve…

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Published by admin on April 14, 2017

California

  For most of my adult life I felt like, eventually, I would end up living in California. At least for a while. Well, here I am. And what a circuitous path it has taken to get here! Short recap: Lived in Atlanta for 10 years. Felt blah. Realized I wasn’t growing. Called my bro…

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Published by admin on March 27, 2017

Live Perilously

Live perilously– close to the edge. That doesn’t mean irresponsibly, though it may appear that way to others.   In the words of Johnny Cash, walk the line– between sane and insane moderate and immoderate safety and danger.   For a ship is safe at harbor, but that’s not what it was designed for. You’ve never truly lived unless…

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Published by admin on September 18, 2016

Life at Sea

I am ready to see land. Strike that. I’ve seen land.  What I mean is that I’m ready to feel land under my feet. I skipped class this morning. We’re all required to go to Global Studies, which is a course that the entire shipboard community attends together. I didn’t consciously skip class; I just didn’t…

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Published by admin on September 4, 2016

You Can’t NOT Find True Love

  It’s a bold claim, I know. But I believe it, whole-heart-ed-ly. It comes with a catch, though. (Luckily, not a catch-22.) You have to really live your life. In other words, you have to be an individual. Single. Separate. Discrete. Independent. You’ve got to go on a journey that is yours and yours alone….

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