Becoming a Breather

A friend I know who I thought would never quit smoking recently has, but he says he didn’t quit, he simply became a non-smoker. His strong-willed work ethic wouldn’t allow him to become a quitter, so he just became something else. Whenever a craving would rise, he would remind himself …

A New Start for my 45th Year

For my 45th birthday, I’m giving myself a thorough rebranding. For the last several years, I’ve been occasionally blogging and tweeting under the name of InkenSoul, based on a word I created when I was drinking with Peter Jenkins, author of A Walk Across America, after chasing my wanderlust to …

Homelessness and the Human Condition

The human condition in America is that we are stretched between too many dichotomies and struggling with finding ways in which to make humanity sustainable, as well as enjoyable. While our mainstream lifestyle choices are guided by the continued necessity for “more”, of anything and everything, although we have the …