Going into the New Year like…

Five days until 2020... As I was reading through my journal entries from early 2019 it was clear to me that I still face many of the same obstacles today as I did then. I felt demoralized by the fact that, one, I didn't accomplish everything I originally set out to do, two, I didn’t … Continue reading Going into the New Year like…

Coming Face to Face with Emotional Pain

How do we heal (and ultimately grow) from the emotional pain in our lives? Emotional and psychological pain is as much part of the human condition as happiness and glee. Life is the great tragedy haven't you heard? And on the tail end of that tragedy a person must come to terms with the pain … Continue reading Coming Face to Face with Emotional Pain

Remembering Quito, Ecuador: Essential Questions on Travel and Purpose

I forget her name- that German girl I met at the Blue Youth Hostel in Quito, Ecuador. She spoke excellent Spanish and English. She held herself well with this confident, alluring presence. She told me she found herself in Cali: the salsa capital of Colombia. I'll have you know some of the most interesting conversations … Continue reading Remembering Quito, Ecuador: Essential Questions on Travel and Purpose