January 2017

One of my most popular posts was dated from 2012, "With all due respect, I am fucking scared of getting old". It has struck a nerve and attracted comments from folks who feel helpless against the relentless forward march of time and, I suspect, the world's time-honored obsession with and worship of youth. Almost five years [...]

Bucket list. Checked.

It's only January 4 and I've already checked an item off of my bucket list. Take that, 2017!   Hamilton did not disappoint despite all the hype. It's everything it's said to be and more. The book, lyrics and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda is a masterpiece and will withstand time to be one of the classics [...]

I admire those who are quietly assertive and wish to learn their Jedi mind tricks. Luckily I have the following quote from Madeleine Albright and all I have to do is to apply it. So I made up this term, active listening -- you listen differently if you think you're going to interrupt. The trouble is [...]

Happy New Year! We couldn't wait for 2016 to end even though 2017, let's be honest, is not going to fare better. To say that 2016 sucked is a gross understatement. My father passed away on April 10 while I was 7,447 miles away. I still haven't processed this. I am working up to it [...]