Tired, scared AF but always ready to take on injustice

Almost wish I was still in surgery ~ nerve blocker and general anesthesia to block this all out.  For the past year, I had to listen to Trump talk about “Kung Flu” and “Chinese virus” and has used those phrases as recently as this week while at least 3,795 hate incidents occurred since the start…

Life, Love, Travel; & How Baking Saved Me

Baking is magic. Does it not seem like there’s a bit of sorcery involved when you take simple ingredients like butter, flour, salt, baking soda/powder, sugar and/or yeast and end up with so many wonderfully diverse and delicious creations?  Yes, of course, it’s science and precision and part of the reason why I am drawn…

Life, Love, Travel & My Wish(es) For You (2020 version)

I have been so lucky in my life, really so often I think probably luckier than I have any right to be.  This was the case when I first wrote this years ago and remains true today.  So again this holiday season, it seems right that what I want is actually for you:  My wish(es)…

Life, Love & So It Goes (In Memoriam)

You are born. Then you die. So it goes. Born: April 29, 1924. Died: April 15, 2020. So it goes. And what can I say about this incredible man who died a couple weeks short of his 96th birthday and of his life?

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…