Letting People Know You Are Leaving

A sunny day with Brandon standing next to his Dad with the beach in the bakground. Brandon' s arm is around his Dad.

  My Dad thought I was high when I told him I was leaving. I’ve had a great time telling people about my trip. It’s something I think about all the time so of course it is something I enjoy talking about. At first, I was hesitant to let anyone know that I wanted to leave. I didn’t want people to think I was judging their lifestyle in any way, … Continue reading

How to Get Your Spouse to Stop Complaining

Physicist Stephen Hawking Floating in Zero G with a Smile on His Face

  “It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.” – Stephen Hawking We, as U.S. citizens, have so much to be grateful for. The scientists and politicians of our past have eradicated most disease and ensured that wars are not fought on … Continue reading

Making the Decision to Travel to South America

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  “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for tavel’s sake. the great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more nearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints.” – Robert Louis Stevenson As some of you know, I am taking some time off work … Continue reading

Why I May Never Own a Home

A warped house built in 1497 in Germany

  Life is more enjoyable when you set clear, quantifiable goals for yourself. When you have quantifiable goals there is a sense of purpose and reason infused into daily choices that serves to simplify your life. No longer are you saving $200 per month for the sake of saving, you are saving $200 dollars per month so that you can buy that blinged out diamond studdded ipod case that you’ve … Continue reading

The Greatest Time To Be Alive

Me doing a backflip off the High Dive in a pool at the base of a mountain in the Austrian Alps

I feel so thankful to be alive at this point in history. Never has the individual had such freedoms and such opportunities for wealth. Never in the history of man have the basic necessities of so many people been met and pushed aside as stumbling blocks towards higher thought. We are on the cusp – the leading edge of history and for once we are able to sit back and … Continue reading