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…

Real Life Unfolding

Today I drive to Florida.  In 2 hours I will load two dogs, three kids and one wife into a giant vehicle with no concern for fuel consumption and drive toward an impossible peninsula filled with well meaning hoards of elderly people, meth heads, and 25 foot pythons. I am relatively sure that there are…

Barefoot Comedy Podcast! Ep #1

I am home after 5 very hard working and Traveling days. Great comedy, jiujitsu, and podcasting. The jewel of it all was The Barefoot Comedy Podcast at Tybee Post theater. My Daughter Piper,¬†James Finizio ,and I hosted Todd Williams and Bengt Washburn for an outstanding stand up show and podcast with a huge crowd of…

Catch 22 Day

Everybody is up so I am up. The dogs are up. The kids are up. So I am up. There was a time when I slept until I didn’t like sleeping anymore and that is a time a barely remember. I think it was fraught with indecision and loneliness. Maybe it was a terrible time…

It May Rain

It rains¬†on the sunniest days and sometimes it looks like rain and never breaks. The memory and understanding of these are the things balance us. I miss ease sometimes but never knew it when it was upon me. I am stronger now than I was but I felt much stronger before. Knowledge takes away certainty…

Morning Poem From Haiti

The morning needs the sun. The sun debuts then and the life that depends on it rises to remember a purpose from the previous day and build a new one for the day to come.  I am that life and I bathe in purpose to start my day or I will always long for the…

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…