Category Archives: Video

It watched me like a hawk

I spied a huge hawk and turkey vulture in my backyard. Phone in my pocket, I crept back there for a photo. Hawk tore into the nasty remains of a baby raccoon I had seen it guarding two days earlier. … Continue reading

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Ode to the Gargleblaster

“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy From deep in the swamp of a months-long writer’s block, one little thing has kept me afloat, 42 words … Continue reading

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If My Life Had a Soundtrack

This week’s Twisted Mixtape theme is “if my life had a soundtrack.” Well, it turns out my life does have a soundtrack, as long as you take a stroll with me through my YouTube channel. I hope it’s not too … Continue reading

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101 things in 3 minutes

(Video link) “Reach out your hand if your cup be empty, If your cup is full may it be again.” –”Ripple” by the Grateful Dead I still feel the effects of completing 101 things in 1001 days rippling through my … Continue reading

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Bar Juggling Scene

We all have a lot to juggle. Kids, work, home, exercise, chores, coming up with new things to write blog posts about…. The list goes on and on. How do we keep all the balls in the air? Sometimes we … Continue reading

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What can you do with 25 cents?

I challenged you to guess the three lies in a list of 25 statements about myself. One of the popular guesses of a lie was my claim that I can catch a pile of pennies off my elbow. So, here … Continue reading

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Zorbing: A Gigantic Hamster Ball and the Meaning of Life

“The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” – Albert Camus I’ve declared repeatedly how empowering it is to face my fears and bask in my newly expanded comfort zone, … Continue reading

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Confronting the Abyss at Trapeze School New York

“Advice from a veteran trapeze performer: Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.” — Unknown Harness on, I looked out from the rooftop trapeze school toward Manhattan’s Freedom Tower and gave a half-hearted acknowledgment when my … Continue reading

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A Month in the Life: 300 Photos in 2 Minutes

(Video link) My sons are on the brink of manhood, which makes the mundane bits and pieces of our lives – an egg sandwich prepared for Father’s Day, an Impressionist painting for a school project, a new account for a very … Continue reading

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Getting the Strength of a Cobra in Laos

Every now and then there is a suspended moment when I am faced with a choice: yes or no. I have begun to relish the moment of saying yes, of being open to the experience. And if I decide to … Continue reading

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