Life's purpose is to continuously and consistently become better versions of ourselves. These are our stories. May they entertain and inspire your own purpose.
The number one regret of the dying is not having had the courage to live a life true to oneself. And Pink Floyd’s epic study in existentialism with “Time” warns us of wasting what can never be regained. Humanity owes itself a reminder now and again. Here is mine.
Published on: July 28, 2022 - Filed under: Life Lessons
The childhood game Chutes and Ladders contains the secret to every success story ever written. If you can find the right ladders, or build your own where none exist, you can experience a life filled with the same satisfaction you imagine in each of your heroes.
Published on: July 18, 2022 - Filed under: Life Lessons
Is our obsession with so-called inspirational quotes in social media, or the soundbite in mainstream media, politics and business leading us down a dangerous and uneducated path? Fortune cookie nonsense is killing our culture, and history will not be kind to us for it.
Published on: July 6, 2022 - Filed under: Life Lessons
Humans are like wine, and their lifecycle mirrors that of wine grapes in striking ways. And the self-awareness we can learn from studying our favorite wines is not only instructive, but a ton of fun.
Published on: June 26, 2022 - Filed under: Life Lessons, Wine & Food
The language we use defines our worldview and how we are perceived by others. Language makes us who and what we are, and because miscommunication abounds, is something you never get too old to learn to use better.
Published on: June 15, 2022 - Filed under: Life Lessons, Travel
Being a world class guest is not nearly as difficult as you may think. And these six tips will not only make you a better guest, but a better human being.
Published on: June 1, 2022 - Filed under: Airbnb/VRBO, Entrepreneurship, Life Lessons, Travel
Being a world class host is not nearly as difficult as you may think. These six tips will not only make you a super host, but a better human being.
Published on: May 24, 2022 - Filed under: Airbnb/VRBO, Entrepreneurship, Life Lessons, Travel
The right partnerships can make all of the difference between a life well-lived and one suffered. No other partnership knows this better than food and wine. Here is a quick guide on how to play cupid with your meals like a pro, and create the perfect partnerships every time.
Published on: May 17, 2022 - Filed under: Wine & Food
On August 17, 2017, a terrorist drove a van down the pedestrian center of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, killing 13 people. I had sat at a cafe along his route hours earlier, and continue to question how and why I was permitted to avoid tragedy while others did not. And the answers to those questions continue to shape an understanding of my purpose.
Published on: May 10, 2022 - Filed under: Life Lessons, Travel
I didn’t know it at the time, but in learning how to ride a motorcycle at 40 years old I was going to learn an entirely new way to live my life. And the lessons are a playbook for how we can all live outside of our comfort zones, and as a happy consequence enjoy life on a whole new level.
Published on: May 3, 2022 - Filed under: Life Lessons, Motorcycles
Resistance is one of our most celebrated human qualities, not the least of which because resistance is a key ingredient in growth. And resistance is in wine’s DNA. Resistance is the only reason any of us know what a glass of wine tastes like today. And this is one of my favorite stories about wine, and resistance.
Published on: April 26, 2022 - Filed under: Wine & Food
I was racing to my last wine tasting appointment for the day on my first of six days in Serralunga d’Alba—a beautiful hillside village of rolling green hills, castles and vineyards. It is one of the areas of the region known as Barolo producing some of the most iconic red Italian wines. And it was home to Paolo Manzone’s vineyard where my tasting was scheduled.
The host-guest relationship, and Paulo Manzone
Published on: April 19, 2022 - Filed under: Travel, Wine & Food
This blog is about the importance of jumping, and how my jump has taken me through the worlds of international travel, real estate, wine and Texas. I promise to inspire, humor and inform. I promise to be interested, interesting and intimate with you. Let’s begin.
Published on: April 15, 2022 - Filed under: Life Lessons