“You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack … and you may find yourself in another part of the world. And you may ask yourself, well … how did I get here?” – Once in a lifetime: The Talking Heads. If any of us were blindfolded and two days later, dropped in the middle … Continue reading You May Find Yourself
Hawaii, 1983: The small community of Royal Gardens had sixteen homes destroyed by Mount Kilauea’s eruption and lava flow. Royal Gardens no longer exists. Only the mountain. After destroying more homes in other communities, as well as the town of Kalapana, the lava flow shifted out to sea. But, in April of 1990, lava poured … Continue reading Don’t Move Mountains
I grew up as an only child and an introvert. In my third year of college, I had to take Public Speaking and I remember thinking about dropping out, because of it. I went to that class against my own will and with a bad attitude. Oh, I was kicking and screaming like a three-year … Continue reading Be the Guide, Not the Show: 10 Wisdoms
When I was a kid, my parents and extended family would throw around the word “someday” as if it was a magical destination. “Someday, my ship will come in.” “Yeah, we’ll do that; someday.” Everyone seemed to be okay with this, but me. As if saying “someday”, sedated them. I quickly developed a dislike for … Continue reading When is Someday?
It all started when I decided to try the whole walking thing. Once semi-accomplished, I thought that walking on the other side of the stair railing would be much more fun. My parents had reserved seating in the emergency room: “Oh, hello Wilson family. What did he do this time?” Enter scar tissue: Tricycle crashed … Continue reading Scar Tissue