Life hacks, fixes and fails: The art of making myself better, one experiment at a time. (Part 1)

It's been a while since I published a blog post. The last year has not been without its capers hijinks and folly, but in keeping with the blog's namesake, It's better that I focus on where I am than spend time in the rehashing of... well.. hash. I've always been a tinkerer. I'm interested in what … Continue reading Life hacks, fixes and fails: The art of making myself better, one experiment at a time. (Part 1)

Tradition is for the birds.. A.K.A. Thanksgiving Redux

I have never been one for tradition. It would probably take a team of chimps about 2 minutes to surmise that the genisis of my feelings is linked to my untraditional upbringing. Living 2500 miles from your closest family for the better part of 18 years does not help. On Thanksgiving day 2003 I boarded … Continue reading Tradition is for the birds.. A.K.A. Thanksgiving Redux

Fortifying my Foundation

My boy Kobina (Kob) is a jerk. In his defense, we (our crew) 're all jerks. So much so, we refer to ourselves as "The Usual Suspects" (an homage the greatest ensemble of degenerate jerks cinema has ever depicted), or "The Jerks" (a nod the Steve Martin flick that took being a jackass to a whole different … Continue reading Fortifying my Foundation

5 Reasons I Want Ella to be an Athlete

The Olympics are over. I can't remember a time when I've enjoyed watching the games more. My favorite moments were the men's 10,000 meter race and the women's water polo match between China and Australia. As always, better than the competition were the stories. Olympians are not just amazing because of their physical feats, but … Continue reading 5 Reasons I Want Ella to be an Athlete