So, What Do You Do?

A re-printing of “So, What Do You Do?” (FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2007) It’s been rather hot in Los Angeles the last couple days. On Wednesday – or was is Tuesday? – I decided to join my friend, Steve, at the local coffee shop, although I had the air conditioner on in my apartment. We sat…

The Color of Life

A re-printing of “The Color of Life” (SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2007) My memories of living in Malaysia and Russia are filled with dreamlike recollections. The colors of Malaysia stand out in my mind – the greens, the reds – and my scrapbooks are filled with photographs of me walking down the streets of Singapore, standing…

Regret & Fear

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” [Fulton Oursler] I have a map of my life in front of me and I am in the midst of plotting a direction in which to go; however, unlike most maps that show railroad lines, streets and…

The Next Cycle

We change. Day-to-day. Month-to-month. Year-to-year. We change. We ebb and flow, as I stated in “An Ideal Day,” as a human being; however, instead of simply focusing on the up-and-downs, I also think of the various cycles we experience. Beyond the life cycle – birth, life and death – there are times in our lives…

An Ideal Day

A re-printing of “An Ideal Day” (FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2007) I have been skimming the pages of several of my old journals and they’ve been rather inspiring and eye-opening. It’s amazing how you ebb and flow as a human being; how sometimes you’re on top of it and other times you are not; how you…