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Road Trip 05.21.19

Road Trip 05.21.19

I got on the road for five hours to do what I used to love, taking road trips with no particular place to go. My love for road adventures halted in 2006 when I withdrew from my career and life, committing myself to take care of my parents as their full-time caregiver....
Ribeye Blues

Ribeye Blues

I put the skillet on the burner, the front one, and turned up the gas to medium. I prefer cast iron skillets when bone-in ribeyes grace the menu. I ground a dozen peppercorns in a mortar and pestle and removed the cover to the sugar bowl in which I keep real salt, the...
Thriving in Retirement

Thriving in Retirement

I live in a house nestled in suburbia. I have no children, my parents have passed, my marriage of three years is ending in divorce, I go rucking and lift weights, I eat like my ancestors, my income is fixed, and I want to succeed at retirement. No matter how the...
Defining Moments

Defining Moments

I appreciate the house in which I call home, but it anchors me to suburbia, and it’s suffocating me, holding me hostage, tethering me to the general population of a society that’s stretched like a steel spring. When a coiled spring is drawn out to its maximum tension,...
Survive or Thrive

Survive or Thrive

I don’t mind investing massive amounts of time and energy, and expending additional resources, if in the end, the result either benefits me and/or others. I avoid taking the path of least resistance, the easy way out; instead, I take the road least traveled. I live...