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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.