Practicing Gratitude

A couple of months ago, a local friend was on a rant. “You know what you can’t find down here?” she asked. “Good bread.” I’ve been down this road with my local friends and neighbors, which is why I almost lost it on the spot. First of all, Durham is sick with delicious bakeries. Cary has…

You Are Not a Comedian

I would like to apologize for live-tweeting major award ceremonies like the Oscars and the Grammys. (What a waste of time. I’m sorry.) I would like to apologize for commenting on what people are wearing while wearing yoga pants and my retainers. (I’m an ass.) I would like to apologize for contributing to a social…

Home #trulondon

Since the 1990s, I have lived in 18 different locations, which includes two countries, four states, seven cities, a multiple of municipalities, several poorly-furnished corporate apartments — and I’ve had six cats (RIP, Lucy) and tons of foster animals. Raleigh has been my home for seven years, and I love it, but most of you know that…

I Can’t Teach You Shit

I used to write and share inspirational articles to a core group of friends back when Google Reader was in vogue. (Remember Google Reader? I miss it.) I believed that inspirational blog posts were important. I hoped that intelligently crafted content could change the world. I wanted to help people achieve their best — at…

Simply Being

Back in August 2013, I started practicing mindfulness. (Sorta.) Life was very hectic, and I was feeling overwhelmed. A friend told me about his regular meditation practice, which sounded a little weird. He even involved his children, and he swore that he noticed a positive impact on their behavior when they meditated. I’m not into…