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Distance Doesn't Stop Connection

 

April 3, 2020

Breathe.

It’s such simple advice. You perform the act naturally, without any active thought of drawing air into your lungs. And yet it’s also the thing we so often forget how to do.

During this time of social isolation and an uncertain economy, one voice has rang out abo...

March 31, 2020

I first met Jocelyn Ring as part of the original 100 Connections. She was a fascinating person who existed within the confines of social media, advocating for these ideas of truth and honesty at the core of finding identity that fascinated me. When you have the opportu...

March 23, 2020

The woman wore rubber gloves and a facemask in my local grocery store. It’s become an increasingly common site these days, not welcome, but common. She worked her way among the aisles, eyes sharp, consistently maintaining an appropriate distance from every person there...

March 18, 2020

Take a moment and think back to a time you were afraid. Maybe that time is a distant memory or maybe it’s right now. Fear is one of those truly incredible emotions that can inspire such a range of actions it’s almost impossible to predict how any one individual will re...

March 3, 2020

Things change.

It’s the great universal truth that none of us escape. Almost two years ago, I started this blog as a means to affect change in my life. It was a long shot, a end of the game pass to recapture something of my past and find myself in the process. I met 100...

December 23, 2019

"No space of regret can make amends for one life’s opportunity misused.” – Charles Dickens

The holidays are an incredible paradox for me. On the one hand they are a celebration of love, gratitude, and the meeting of hearts in this world where we so often forget the joy...

November 17, 2019

What does it mean to connect to someone?

I’ve asked this question a lot. I get asked this question a lot as well. It’s a hazard of being a writer who made his latest name by “connecting” with people. I’ve heard a lot of definitions for what “connecting” is. Some of them...

October 28, 2019

There are times in our life when we reunite with those who share some experience with us. Veterans laugh and joke over the stories from many thousands of bored minutes before the moments that will make the history books, or won’t. People gather in the lobby of a hotel...