A Walk Along the Beach

A Walk Along the Beach

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~John Muir On the coast, near one of my favorite spots, I found a beach that I’ve been longing to visit for nearly a year. This particular stretch…

Simple Pleasure: The Road Trip

“The open road is a beckoning, a strangeness,  a place where a man can lose himself.”  ~William Least Heat Moon When given the opportunity to embark on an impromptu trip, my standard response is “Sure, when do we leave?” Traveling…

Inspired By Passion

Last night, a friend and I went to see Usher perform live in concert. While I wasn’t surprised at the quality of his singing, dancing, or performing, I was surprised by what I took away from the evening. What I…

Painting One’s Dreams

“I dream my paintings. Then I paint my dreams.”  ~Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh was blessed in that he could creatively articulate his dreams and artistic visions. Sometimes, I feel like I severely lack in my ability to express the…

The Quest for Inspiration

At the end of the day, after all is said and done, I think that people just want to be inspired. We want to feel driven to do better, to be better. For me, part of my desire to go…

Simple Pleasure #9: Yoga

“Fortune sides with him who dares.” ~Virgil It seems as if everyone experiences yoga differently. Some of my friends really enjoy doing it, while others would rather leave it alone. For me, I enjoy yoga for a few reasons: it…

A Day at Cannon Beach

A Day at Cannon Beach

“The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out. ~Annie Dillard There’s nothing like a great day at the beach to lift one’s spirits and feel inspired. My good friend, Kelsey, and…

Lustgarten & Berliner Dom in Berlin

“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” When I walk through cities that have as…

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