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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.