BACKBONE

“You’re changing your mind, your personality, your conduct, it changes who you are. That’s exactly what I mean by mind and body change into something. Because you’re training ‘letting go’ first by itself ‘sung’ and then, more importantly under stress when somebody puts pressure on you. First it’s cooperative pressure, and then non-cooperative pressures all the way violent pressure. If you can relax, let… Read more BACKBONE

SPIRIT BIRD

“Spirit bird she creaks and groans she knows she has, seen this all before she has, seen this all before.  Slowly it fades. Slowly you fade soldier on soldier on my good country man.  Keep fighting for your culture, now keep fighting for your land.” —Xavier Rudd Trials and Tribulations Why is being a father so hard?… Read more SPIRIT BIRD

POISON FISH

“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” ― Anaïs Nin Old Man And The Sea Two times in history I have met the same wrinkly old man in St. Maarten.  I remember him with a deep tan, white curly hair, and a friendly… Read more POISON FISH

ROOT OF POWER

“Few are born bold. Even Napoleon had to cultivate the habit on the battlefield, where he knew it was a matter of life and death. In social settings, he was awkward and timid, but he overcame this and practice boldness in every part of his life because he saw its tremendous power, how it could… Read more ROOT OF POWER

URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind The Footprints In Place When I run my fingertips over a brick wall of a local shop… Read more URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY

SONG OF SONGS

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and… Read more SONG OF SONGS

“LIVE” STORIE

“Everything is ordinary to us until we get know its history. We start to see things differently when we do get a glimpse of its past” ― Jan Prins, Dutch Stories: of his most famous region Dutch Documentarian While I took a professional screenwriting course at Niagara College, I wrote a documentary that I entitled… Read more “LIVE” STORIE

PINCH

“It was clear from talking to them, that what kept them motivated was the quality of the experience they felt when they were involved with the activity. The feeling didn’t come when they were relaxing, when they were taking drugs or alcohol, or when they were consuming the expensive privileges of wealth. Rather, it often… Read more PINCH