Trust Your Path

Trust Your Path

    Investing in a Trust Fund. trust is hard. right? photo: Dana Ming just when we think we’ve mastered this life business and everything is flowing, there’s a break-up, a disaster, we get sick, lose something or simply fall into a state of numbness or...
Environment of Love

Environment of Love

hello mighty readership! i write to you from the backyards of Harlem, which are less gritty city, more birds singing in the backyard to accompany the dance of dogs and cats rolling in the grass. i am here for a few weeks housesitting for my friends Annie and Seth...
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Starstuff

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Starstuff

when i was little, i fell in love with a tall, blonde, seductive man. he was rich, powerful, and had a lot of devoted friends. he was so beautiful that i would have almost thought he was a woman, if not for his deep, throaty voice and pants so tight that they revealed...
How I Traveled to Colorado via Magical Lobster Trap

How I Traveled to Colorado via Magical Lobster Trap

i lived in Colorado for five months out of this past year, a tremendous change from living in metropolises like New York City and Tokyo, as i have primarily lived for over a decade. i was mostly stationed in the mystical land of Crestone, a unique and powerful place...
Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence

this holiday season, i am contemplating presence and how that may be the only gift we ever really need to give. my sister, Alicia, and i were up late wrapping presents on Christmas Eve. while this is not unusual, i congratulated myself on being ahead of schedule on...
Creating a World of Change

Creating a World of Change

Always in motion is the future. ~ Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back ~ three days ago would have signaled my 12th anniversary of moving to NYC. today i found this draft from September 16th, 2012 (written just a month shy of my 9th anniversary of moving...
Soaring Fearlessly in Freedom: Colorado, Part 1

Soaring Fearlessly in Freedom: Colorado, Part 1

Most gulls don’t bother to learn more than the simplest facts of flight—how to get from shore to food and back again. For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. More than anything...
Remember How You Got Here

Remember How You Got Here

The most important thing is remembering the most important thing. ~ Zen master Suzuki Roshi ~ Bambina is my “Little Elephant.” i met Bambina when we were serendipitously placed together as roommates during study abroad in Italy. we became fast friends as...
Where the Heart Is (Part 3)

Where the Heart Is (Part 3)

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break...