Waking Up With Cozumel

I like to watch a town come to life. It begins Cozumel around 5:30 am and it starts slow. A hotel sees of a pilot in the dark and another car goes by 2 or 3 minutes later. Around 6 am a man in an unrecognizable uniform that has orange reflective bands pushes a large…

Old Blue Bricks

Old Town San Juan, Puerto Rico. Old blue bricks are like old blue people. They are askew and┬ábroken in tiny and monumental ways but they are still holding their position. They could not be more unique and discolored by experience but they fit in. Their role is what they are. They are the silent placeholders…

Anyone Can Be Anyone (The Coati Raccoon Mantra)

Are you the same as you were? How far back do you have to look in your history to find a version of yourself that should have a different name than you? I vacillate between a person who’s trying to be a better me and person who acts as if he has never heard of…

Letting Go (Summer Haircut) Cont’

So I did it. I am shorn. Two things about getting a haircut on a cruise ship. When I got on my hair was longer. They made me take a photo for security and it comes up whenever they scan my card. I think you see where I am headed. The first day I went…

Vegan Breakfast in Jamaica

Whoops! I ended up at an all inclusive resort in Jamaica… Don’t tell my pregnant wife.  What do I do with my sugar free vegan diet? Throw it out the window and have some rum and jerk chicken? I could but then I will not feel physically as good during my time here and may…

Capturing The Moment

As I watch vacationers spend half of their vacation trying to capture images of themselves vacationing, something feels strange about it. Not in a curmudgeonly “Damn kids today with the iPhones and iPads and I whatevers!” But in a caring way. Like when your kids argue endlessly about who gets to ride the swing first…