Crazy Life

Living Life Before It Lives You

Through a long term real estate career and especially in times of success, people would constantly ask me about the business.  They saw my houses, my cars and the external eccentricities that were deemed as desirable.  We all do this, by the way...we look at someone from the outside and judge it as good or bad, successful or unsuccessful when…read more
Guy Stuff, Heart & Spirit

The Pilgramage

Life can feel like a constant voyage of never ending adventures.  That statement can cause excitement or anxiety, depending on where you've sailed.  If you're constantly at sea, only occasionally porting to restock the provisions before heading back out, your body can grow weary from the work, yet you press on. There have been days when ALL I've ever wanted…read more
Guy Stuff

Ride the Bus

Modern Man Law #24: If riding the bus doesn't incentivize you to improve your station in life, nothing will. Sometimes as men, we have to place ourselves in positions of extreme gratitude to appreciate what we have.  We complain, we compete and nothing is good enough...until we see others that have less than we do. I love the old saying,…read more
Relationships

The Progression of Touch

So many people ask me about intimacy and there being an art to touching others. Notice when you're around friends, colleagues or someone you're attracted to. They will all solicit a highly different degree of touches. I've always been very affectionate. With my friends, family and lovers. There is a book called, The 5 Love Languages and one of those…read more
Heart & Spirit

Are Books Dead?

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I read this the other day: "You say you will never give up the physical book you hold in your hand and turn the literal pages. I said the same thing about downloading music from iTunes. I wanted my hard copy CD. But I quickly changed my mind when I discovered I could get albums for half the price without…read more
Heart & Spirit, Just for Women

A Girl, A Daisy and Whole Foods

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Popping into Whole Foods downtown today, I was shuffling through produce section to pick up my daily dose of greens.  Freshly finished a run, headphones on, ball cap pulled down tight and preoccupied with my own agenda. One can't help but slow down in this particular Whole Foods.  The distractions are everywhere and it's designed to overload your senses with…read more
Fashion

Accessorized Hugo Boss Suedes

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My latest acquisition: a really cool pair of tan Hugo Boss suede wingtips.  Classic style!  They have white soles and wear great with jeans or casual slacks. These were slipped on immediately and worn around an outside La Jolla mall where they were acquired while on a trip with a friend.  They came with a tan/brown pair of laces, very…read more
Just for Women

The Effervescence of Women

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The effervescence of women is such a gift from God.   The newness to the world, the connections to their changing bodies, the inherent pressure to figure out who they are and what they want to be, it all creates a lightness in the air like a passing thunderstorm.  I see this present in younger women 18-25 and have also experienced…read more