Humor

Love and the Mountain Mutt

Love and the Mountain Mutt

Tricia said sure, she’d spend the rest of her life with me, or try to. We were alone in the Idaho Sawtooths, on a turquoise morning. I figured being alone was important. I’d never cared for theatrical proposals – skywriting and other such grandstanding. Bullying a potential mate into saying “yes” in front of witnesses always seemed a bad start. Even if you’re sure of yourself, it’s only fair to give a maiden the opportunity to decline the honor of your hairy presence every day of her life without fear of public shaming

Essays

The Ego Experiment – Part 2: Individual Resolve

The Ego Experiment – Part 2: Individual Resolve

Everyone has an ego — and you must believe in yourself to accomplish anything. As usual, it’s all a matter of degree. True narcissists are considered untreatable because they cannot admit imperfection and are expert at projecting their issues onto others.

Travel

Aloha kakou!

Aloha kakou!

Cameras cannot capture a fraction of the beauty of the sunsets here. Most people go inside after the disk disappears, but the afterglow often goes on for an hour or more. Tonight, half the sky was deep violet and the other half bright, baby blue. I don’t have many new...

Poetry