This is important because being rich has always been available to anyone willing to sell the lives of others down the river for their own financial gain. And, in this country at least, they will be called “successful” for it. There are, of course, other ways to make money, but all of them require someone to be fully in touch with their humanity…
Learning To Be Funny
We all somehow know that humor rises from deep inside us. It is already there in all of us, and is always present. The only trick to “being funny” is to access that part of ourselves and give it a voice.
The Myth of “Well-Traveled”
In modern times being well-travelled is so easy and so inexpensive and so culturally unchallenging that it doesn’t really say much about the worldliness or even the finances of globe trotters.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Suffering?
I have been avoiding the word “happy” in my writing and conversations ever since I became aware that many people perceive happiness these days as a fluffy and delusional outlook on life. I’m not sure…
Tattoo You; an Ink Exposé
I’ve been thinking lately about the difference between those who ink up and those who don’t. What makes tattoos attractive to some, and anathema—or just uninteresting—to others? I fall into some version of the latter…