I Don’t Want Your Fish Love

“‘Young man. Why are you eating that fish?’ The young man says, ‘Because I love fish.’ The teacher says, ‘Oh. You love the fish. That’s why you took it out of the water and killed it and boiled it.’ He says, ‘Don’t tell me you love the fish. You love yourself, and because the fish tastes good to you; therefore, you took it out of the water and killed it and boiled it.’” —- Read More....

Sleepless Night in the Bend

In August, I published an article about the value of intentionally taking risks. Reflecting on that post, I thought it might be beneficial for readers to have examples from the lives of other normal people. I have a few friends I'd like to reach out to in the coming months to request they share their... Continue Reading →

Expanding your Power to Take Risks

Finish this sentence. The one thing in life I would be most scared to do is… Before I turned eighteen, the scariest thing I ever did on purpose was to put myself at risk of public ridicule. I tried out for cheerleading even though I had chicken legs and was far from having the popularity... Continue Reading →

Be a Tourist in Your Own Life

I hate to admit it, but I have become quite antagonistic toward tourists over the past few years. I live in a small town that’s considered a tourist destination, where on any given summer weekend, it feels as though the travelers outnumber the residents. When the month of May rolls around, most of us locals... Continue Reading →

Waves of Opportunity

Boston Marathon Photo credit: Boston Herald Back in April, I was working out at the gym when a story on ESPN caught my attention. As I watched, infamous images slid across the screen.  They were black and white photographs of a female runner with a man attacking her from behind, vigorously attempting to rip the... Continue Reading →

Road Trip

  It is a daunting thing to write the very first blog entry on a website that could potentially be read by thousands (if I'm lucky).  To quote a close friend, “It’s only for forever!” I’ll be honest in telling you that I’ve been writing for over a month, in anticipation of this very day.... Continue Reading →

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