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 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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Published by admin on August 21, 2018

Unraveling

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Published by admin on June 29, 2017

Why Relationship Advice is Crap

  I once consulted the I Ching for a reading with a friend of mine. We both “asked” the online app the same question, and to my astonishment, we got completely different answers. The question: is having casual sex good for me? But it kinda made sense. His journey was moving into a more soulful…

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Published by admin on June 13, 2017

Sex: A Cheap Imitation of Eros

Sex is cheap. There, I said it. And, I’ll say it again: Sex. Is. Cheap. We see so many images of the feminine everywhere. Magazines. Commercials. Holiday parties… and it’s all cheap, cheap, cheap. A cheap imitation. Of what, you ask? Eros. I used to see women walking around in their form-fitting clothing, and it…

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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 2, 2016

The King of Christiania

  It’s rare to meet such a man. He sits quietly outside his small studio as people walk past. His life’s work, oil paintings, are strewn about the floor and hung up, both beside him and inside his studio. They do the talking for him. One painting immediately grabs me. It’s a picture of a sunset over some…

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