What Am I Doing?!

I’ve got the seemingly perfect set up: running team, apartment in NYC, recent salary increase with plenty of opportunities for overtime pay, even an incredible woman nearby who I’ve had so many wonderful moments with.  So why in the HECK am I moving to China in mid-August?! Wow. Is this really happening? Yes. Yes, it…

The Icing 

The Icing.  More so than snow, it was the ice continuously pelting my face that made this morning’s run challenging.  I deliberately ran into the eye of the storm–straight to the ocean water’s edge on Orchard Beach. 50 mph winds there blasted ice pellets across my face.  “Please, Lord, lash me!” I cried out.  Lash…

Drifting

I am the lone boat —- Unmoored Drifting Alone.  Couples kiss, families laugh I walk alone.  The only One in the entire city, it seems Unfulfilled, and yet Life is still beautiful. 

Next Steps…

Finding myself yet again at a “turning point”–hear that, history students of mine?–I must decide how to move forward.   [see recent posts, including What the F–k is Wrong With Me?!”] Life is indeed short. Way too short to be stuck in a job you don’t have passion for. Way too short to spend all…

What the F–k is Wrong With Me?!

My boy Charlie was right— Not this Charlie… these are the best of times and worst of times. Yes, as many of you all know, I had an amazing expedition to and through Asia this summer. As many of you may not know, I even got to embrace and kiss beautiful women in Thailand &…

5 Ways in Which New York City Differs from Japan

Featured image: NYC flag flying high at Tokyo’s DisneySea park. In NYC… 1. People talk on their phones, when possible, while on trains. ¬† 2. People, including myself, eat food while walking around. Pretzels, hot dogs (not me), food truck treats and other assorted items. Folks on trains do not hesitate to eat chicken wings…

Gotta Run!

A BIG thanks to Will Sanchez & crew for interviewing me today for Will’s “Gotta Run” TV and You Tube program (to be aired in late August or thereabouts). Here, I would like to share some photos from the television studio…

This is My Hand…

I have good blood circulation. Serves me well in distance running. Note how my wrist is out of proportion with my large hand. I broke this wrist once while lifting a soup pot in a soup kitchen in Melbourne, Florida. Broke this wrist once skateboarding on a quarter pipe ramp in Llyod Harbor, Long Island….

Debris

It’s where we watched United 93 last night and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off a few nights before. It’s a coffee table in disarray. My old flip phone lies alarm-ready near a glass of water from the night before. Stacks of reading materials, so normal for us. Pop’s shower soap, releasing its last drops.  An apartment…

“We Must…

…indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” —Benjamin Franklin May we never forget the sacrifices men and women made to create this United States 240 years ago today. Men like Nathan Hale, who worked as a spy for the American Continental Army and was executed by the British in New…

Psycho House

Currently on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art—the Psycho house, as reimagined by British artist Cornelia Parker as “PsychoBarn.” And where else in the world could you find the hone of Ms. Bates and little Norman but on a rooftop in Central Park?