Can You Have Both Roots & Wings? A Change in Direction...

Can You Have Both Roots & Wings? A Change in Direction...
The feature image this week was provided courtesy of  Milan Vasek. His website features some wonderful & creative artwork, please take a moment to check it out: www.milanvasek.com. I had finally finished my extensive research and lined up all of my flights for the retreat in Thailand that I’d been so excited about for the... Read more »

Annual Review 2015: Looking Forwards

Annual Review 2015: Looking Forwards
This is the second part to my Annual Review 2015 post – for Part 1, click here. What next year might hold   More giving It may not always be obvious to those who have read it, but the central theme of one of my all-time favorite books, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, is love... Read more »

Annual Review 2015: Looking Backward

Annual Review 2015: Looking Backward
My very first thought on 2015? It was one HELL of a year. What a ride! Truly, overall it was a very good year and I didn’t have many negative things that happened or too much to complain about. What Went Well in 2015   I cleaned up my finances. After a very slow start... Read more »
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People, Connections, and Grand Mysteries of the Universe

People, Connections, and Grand Mysteries of the Universe
This past weekend turned into an important tale I simply had to share with my readers. I’ve talked in previous articles about how vital the people in our lives are and how we all need to learn to jive with the flow of life. But this…this really takes those two concepts and ties them together in a... Read more »

Leaving The Dream Job to Pursue The Dream Life

Leaving The Dream Job to Pursue The Dream Life
Now that I’m back at home and working on the golf course more regularly (we’ll get to that in a moment), my conversation with many of the regular golfers has generally gone something like this: Golfer: Hey Gen! How’s the traveling going? Where are you off to next? Me: As a matter of fact, I’m... Read more »

The Kennedy Assassination, The 9-11 Horror, And A False Golden Age.

The Kennedy Assassination, The 9-11 Horror, And A False Golden Age.
I’ll admit it, I’m a little behind on a topic of great importance…I’ve just finally finished up season 3 of Mad Men (thanks Netflix for making binge watching such a breeze). Once simply a dry fact out of a history book to me, it was an incredibly striking experience to see President Kennedy’s assassination through... Read more »
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An Arizona Visit and Surprisingly Fond Desert Life Memories

An Arizona Visit and Surprisingly Fond Desert Life Memories
Unfortunately I have a tendency to make absolute statements on subjects that are anything but. I’m aware I do it, and it’s something I’m constantly working on improving. It’s something I’m especially aware of when I come face to face with one of my past absolute statements that is now being flipped on its head.... Read more »

The Rolling Suitcase VS. The Backpack

The Rolling Suitcase VS. The Backpack
In the last couple years, as my traveling lifestyle really started to pick up speed, it occurred to me that the occasional borrowing of my parents nice carry-on sized Briggs & Riley wasn’t going to cut it anymore, and my only piece of luggage that would suit travel for more than a few days (not... Read more »

5 Big Reasons I Could Never Live In Hawaii

5 Big Reasons I Could Never Live In Hawaii
As I’m jetting off to my next destination, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about my last one. For years Hawaii has played an important role in who I am. Did I ever actually live there? No….it was more of a pipe dream, a fantasy that always lay just around some bend in... Read more »
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Why I Love To Travel

Why I Love To Travel
My current home airport is Chicago O’Hare – ORD for those of us who speak in airport code. Which can make for some very hectic attempts at traveling, especially in the northern hemisphere’s winter months. Hence, I spent last Saturday afternoon scrambling to re-arrange my Sunday morning flight out of ORD, thanks to a gargantuan... Read more »