LE FLEURfor Bill Campbell I am a flower.My petals keep fallingto the waysideOne after another,one by one. Parts of my DNAleave my life,Shorten my stay. What is life?Seems likeit remains herewhile we departfor the unknown… place in our imagination.
Common sense would tell us we are born free. Unfortunately, that is not always the case (or may not remain so for very long). After getting acclimated to this world, we are later governed by it – its stipulations outweigh … Continue reading
REDD ARMOIRE home – a desolate block – died inside of me at Newport Beach where I witnessed a miniature Versailles sidewalk surfing, and learned the fitness virtues of surfboards & yellowtail. never mind the grungy beachside citizens wading along … Continue reading
GREEN MOUNTAIN I’ll never forget my first adult glimpse of Lake Champlain and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The sight captivated me to the point of postponing my trip to Montreal, so as to explore the state of Vermont – a … Continue reading
One of my early literary/skating influences was 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware. Leland was a bit more cosmopolitan than most of us; and you’d be hard-pressed to come across him doing anything unrelated to writing/skating in some way, shape or form. I reached … Continue reading
A renowned chef, Lisa Stalvey spent the past eighteen years of her life penning her independently published cookbook-to-memoir, Food, Sex, Wine & Cigars. A raw, experiential self-reflection; FSWC, to me, is more than a mere book – it is a Movement. Lisa … Continue reading
MENDOTA BLUFF ‘I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.’ -Hermann Hesse In 2008, I was informally introduced to the business world in a Saint Paul, Minnesota café: As … Continue reading