A Few Good Men

After 35 Years, I Finally Grew a Pair

After 35 years, I finally grew a pair. That’s right, I finally stood up to a childhood bully. The end result of my adventure,...

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Retreat Not Retweet

Shortly before the holidays I spent a magical week on retreat. I stayed in a cozy cabin nestled in 300 acres of virgin forest. A beautiful...

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I Hacked into My Teenager’s Facebook Account

After reading this story, you may think I’m the worst parent ever or you may think that I’m the best parent ever....

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Confessions of a Cocky Cross-Country Commuter

For anyone that has seen the 2009 George Clooney movie Up In the Air, you’re already well aware of the kind of life I’ve been...

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Things I learned in 2014 and some resolutions for 2015

2014 was a humbling experience for me in a lot of ways. I thought I was getting close to having things figured out, but, not so. I remember...

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The Status of our Relationship is Based on the Article I’m Reading

When I troll the Internet out of sheer boredom, it’s not uncommon for me to stop and analyze one of those relationship advice...

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Life at the Pussy Palace

*This article is not related to any brothel; legal or otherwise.  And get your minds out of the gutter.  When the word...

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20 Life Lessons from Your Best Buddy

Most of these little pearls of wisdom come from my wild and sordid youth. I will be updating as I recall more. If even one person is saved...

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My Billy Joel Man Crush

It was 1977, and I was eleven years old. I was riding around with the car top down and the radio on with my older brother and his cool...

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My Sappy Love Song Saga

Just the other day, I found myself listening to 80s Love Songs on Pandora Internet Radio.  I listened willingly, believe it or not.  That...

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Cooking for a crowd

So: I just returned from my second assignment on board a steamship in the Great Lakes. Still trying to adjust to a normal pace—although...

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I’m Metro-WHAT?

I’ve been called many things in my life – from dork to hot and everything in between, but when my kids recently called me...

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There’s a reason you should never do these 7 things

People are funny–meaning strange and unexplainable. I go through life and sometimes I build long-term treasured friendships based on...

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Spooky stuff: Bella Vista Lodge, Dominical, Costa Rica

For three idyllic years, from 2010 through 2013, I was the proprietor of Bella Vista Lodge on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific Coast,...

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French Savoir Faire

As a celebrity and fashion hairstylist, I often find myself living out of a suitcase. The majority of my time is spent in the USA,...

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I Got Itchy Feet, So I’m on a Steamship

Moving back to your hometown is like kissing your sister. While the west coast of Florida is a great place where most people would love to...

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Common Sense, National Pride, and a Pinch of Compassion: Isn’t it that simple?

Six months ago I moved back to the U.S. after living in Central America for three years. I had limited exposure to the media and the events...

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The Ultimate Renaissance Man: Christophe Gstalder

We have few opportunities in our lives to meet people who are bigger than life.  And, they are often not aware of the intensity and...

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Balance: Get It. Keep It.

If you could be either in or out of balance, you’d choose to be in balance, right? Choose it you may, but often it feels that life grabs...

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Babes in Borneo: The Search for Mary

This is the story of a group of wild women I am fortunate enough to call friends. They were all living in Indonesia 20-some years ago....

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Two Comedians, One Stage

Quite often improviser and stand-up comics are grouped within each other’s categories of comedy. Now I know what you’re thinking,...

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Top 10 Improv Tips to Combat FEAR in Every Day Life

Improv is the dumbest thing you will ever do, and also the coolest thing you will ever do. There is nothing like walking onto a...

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Interview: Xaviera Hollander, the Happy Hooker

Xaviera Hollander is a truly fascinating woman. She was born in Indonesia, of German and Dutch parents and speaks 6 languages.  She has...

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The Pissing Contest: Step by Step

Installation #1: Explaining the male psyche You’ve heard the term Pissing Contest? Well, for us (men) this is a real and very serious...

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Gifts that Guys REALLY Want

Today I’d like to give you all a heads up on the kinds of things most males like to receive as gifts. I’m going to throw in my two...

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The Sophisticated Traveler Costa Rica Style

Trends in international travel are changing, drastically.  I experienced this first hand as proprietor of Bella Vista Lodge in Dominical,...

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