America the Beauti-FULL OF IDIOTS

The outrage over the Coca-Cola commercial during the Super Bowl has left me dumbfounded. I am fascinated by the public reaction over (gasp!) any language other than English singing America the Beautiful. Completely and utterly besotted with this topic. I can’t help it. It confuses me, angers me, perplexes me …. I am sorry, but…

An Open Letter to Hitler

The idea for this letter came to me as I was riding the train from Prague to Warsaw, Poland. It was a crowded overnight train which meant a very long night with no sleep and lots of thinking. As I sat in my train car, I recalled the book I read earlier this year, Survival…

Knock, Knock…Are You Listening?

Having been home from Europe for almost 2 months and unemployed, the pensive moments have been prevalent. I’ve taken advantage of the time given to reflect on the past year and a half and really notice what I learned, or in other words, take in what God has shown me. First and foremost, God demonstrated…

Book Preview

As I work on my upcoming and untitled book, I wanted to share a short preview of the beginning. This is where stuff gets serious. I don’t like when stuff gets serious. The only time I ever support a serious conversation is when I’m pretending I’m being interviewed by Oprah and she wants to know…

Jim Morrison said it best…

The recent Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage has sparked more controversy than I’d care to see. People support gay marriage, don’t “believe” in gay marriage, prefer Jesus over homosexuality and a million other excuses…it’s exhausting! What confuses me is why people care so much about what other people can or can’t do. I’ve heard…

Me and Paul on the Adriatic

There is something emotional about the ocean. At first, I thought it was only the ocean I’ve seen in the United States. The waves, the loud noise, the water meeting the horizon. Having spent some time on the Mediterranean, I realize it’s not about the magnitude of the waves or the tides. The Adriatic Sea…

Shades of Grey, Twilight and ben wa balls.

“Shades of Grey.” Visibly more and more women are becoming aware of this book. This phenomenon. The dynamics of this seemingly perfect sexual partnership. Another literary piece has swept the nation (world?) and penetrated the female psyche altering what she wants from a partner. Twilight appeared out of nowhere creating in women an intense sexual…

Do What You Fear

I woke up 1 day and I was 30. Seems like I woke up the next day and I lived in Europe. Looking back on my life I realize I have done the most “growing up” over the past year and a half. Out of 30 years, the previous 18 months have been the most…

What Turns a Guy Off! Like I care…

According to Yahoo! and many other media outlets, men have an endless list of complaints about female beauty trends, habits or personal styles. My response? Who gives a fu@#! If I want to wear an excessive amount of eyeliner I’m going to. If you don’t like it, well…you don’t like it. These articles annoy me…

Modern, But Destructive, Prometheus

*Disclaimer – Beware: Christian-esque post with more than a hint of conservatism.  Sometimes I wonder if God views humans as His very own Frankenstein project gone wrong. When I say God, I’m referring to the Christian God, as in creator of all things. However, feel free to read this with your own version of God in…