Life, Love, Travel & the Pursuit of Being Vulnerable

A few days ago, I walked a short distance, rode a bike a long distance, then traveled by airboat an even longer distance through Everglade National Park and once again got blown away by the majesty of nature.

Why I Attend Pride as an Ally

So why do I go to Pride? I will never have to come out. I won’t have sleepless nights when I’m tossing and turning with the worst case scenarios playing themselves over and over in my mind. About friends that I may lose. About parents and family that may disown me. About work mates that…

The Pursuit of Life, Love & Travel

In some ways, I am fairly average. I work a 9-5 standard paying gig. As an American, I get your typical two weeks of vacation a year. I do not have a sugar daddy that pays for my trips. Nor am I an influencer that has sponsors sending me things or better yet, sending me…

Life, Love, Travel, & the Pursuit of A Better Me 

Can you be OK with yourself but still strive for improvement? I don’t think there’s much of a contradiction in that: to think that you’re good enough right now but want to be even better tomorrow. But the most important thing to remember is to compare yourself only to yourself and work towards an improved…

Being an ALLY 

So why do I attend Pride I’ve been asked… I’ll answer that soon enough but let’s start with some questions for you. Have you ever had to think about your sexuality ~ how about your race/ethnicity ~ your origins ~ your religion ~ your gender ~ your sex ~ and when I say think about…

Oceans of heartbreak…and also hope  (In memoriam)

Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. ~ Vicki Harrison I have been debating about whether to write this at all and even more so if I should share it but I […]

Weekly Inspiration (April 30, 2017)

There are two things that are promised and the same for all of us ~ the beginning and the end with birth and death.  It is the choices and the risks we take (or don’t take) in all those moments in between that define our lives.  So be fearless in the pursuit of what sets…

Weekly Inspiration (April 23, 2017)

It’s been a really stressful and rough April for me ~ I’ve been worried about being on the right path or not and trying to figure out what I really want to do. I’ve been struggling about what direction I should be headed but I realized that one of the best lessons that I learned…

Weekly Inspiration (February 17, 2017) 

It’s not always easy but remember that in every moment that you have a choice. Some times we are lucky and we get to be the maker of our own destiny ~ but often times it’s simply a matter of choosing how to respond. But it is in these moments that we really define who…