A Sacred Space

Mount Inari: one of the most fascinating, interesting, intriguing, uplifting, cool, spiritual places I have ever visited. Yes, there are legions of tourists below at the famous Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Especially when you do exactly as a more experienced American traveler in Japan told you exactly not to do, by going in the afternoon….

The Truman Show?

Is this city, this nation for real? Did the cashier at Family Mart convenience store just bow fairly deeply to me more than once? Are these tiny, winding streets always so quiet and so dang clean? Do numerous employees of a large bank actually all immediately drop what they are doing as you walk upstairs…

“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…

Sit Back & Enjoy: Scenes of NYC

A misting, salted breeze White tipped waves lapping I will appreciate every. single.solitary.moment. Scenes of NYC…June 30th, 2016   

If You Had…

…June 29th-Labor Day. To do whatever you want, what would you do? Really. I would like you all to share here. Here is how I’ve kicked things off today… After a great 7 miler this morning–sans music for optimal reflection state–I walked over to Fordham University to attend the second commencement ceremony for the High…