How I Became an American Ghost in the Czech Highlands

How I Became an American Ghost in the Czech Highlands

On my final day living in the Czech Highlands, yellow light from the train station hovered over the snow falling on the tracks. It was a cold December night, and my friends had kept me out drinking until the last train left Havlíčkův Brod at midnight. I found a car...
Put Down the Phone and Turn Off Your Screens

Put Down the Phone and Turn Off Your Screens

How to take breaks from media, messaging, and the digital world   This morning, I woke up, put on my robe, climbed slowly down the stairs, had my vitamins, and put a pot of coffee on. I did the dishes from the night before, cleaned the kitchen, prepared a cup of...
Tedium – The Bartendress in the Center of Nowhere

Tedium – The Bartendress in the Center of Nowhere

Numbed and on edge after surviving the drive through a night of torrential rain, with lightning piercing through the dark like a strobe light in a throbbing dance club, Jarette had arrived in Middlegate, Nevada. A speck in the center of nowhere. My mind feels like...
Your life is a fascinating and heroic adventure.

Your life is a fascinating and heroic adventure.

It’s 2023! What adventures do you have planned? What projects do you plan to produce? What creations are you going to unveil to the world? Every single person on the planet earth is the hero in their own story. Your life is an adventure completely unique to you....
Choose to be kind and refrain from anger.

Choose to be kind and refrain from anger.

It’s the Holiday season for billions of people and the Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are all approaching soon. It’s a time for celebrations both spiritual and secular. It can be a time of great joy but also a time where people feel...