Life is comprised of many things. Our systems are in perpetual overload. Work, responsibilities, bills, kids, family, personal relationships, US election results, are just a sampling of the daily buffet of options that not only permeate the headlines of our own existence, but overwhelm the senses. There is little more difficult in life than striking […]



  Aside from my formal education and experiences growing up in New York City, nothing has shaped my development more than being able to see, feel and experience people and places that were outside my normal boundaries of New York City. NYC may be the greatest city in the world, but the residents there often […]



No one really likes thinking about death, especially their own, but the reality is it is an inevitability. Yet, though we know death is definitive, most of us do not know when death or incapacity (being physical or mental) will occur. However unspoken, I would dare to guess that most of us have a very […]

** FILE ** Singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, in this June 3, 2007, file photo. Winehouse will appeal a fine for marijuana possession, claiming Norwegian police made mistakes in the case. Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, were arrested in the western city of Bergen on Oct. 18 and held overnight on charges of illegal drug possession. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)


Many of us know that when someone starts off a sentence with “I don’t mean any disrespect”…the most disrespectful statement is sure to follow. Well I am unsure if it is the equivalent but, “I am in no way being judgmental, but… As a point of disclosure I must state that I have no tattoos […]