Treat Yourself to a Taste of the Ocean

2018-01-07T15:10:46+00:00 January 7th, 2018|

Photo by author Learn to surf when you get past 50.  It is humbling and enjoyable. It pushes you to extremes in both courage and lung capacity. It is cold and sobering. It will wake you up and let you feel your “aliveness.”  Old dogs can learn new tricks. Having spent a year [...]

“A Tale of Two Cities” —7 Reasons Why London Beats Los Angeles

2017-10-22T15:32:30+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|

Frank Blaney, a life-long Angeleno points out how the radically different environments of London and Los Angeles compare for men’s health, sanity, and quality of life in this “Tale of Two Cities.” As a lifelong resident of Los Angeles (born, raised, and subjected to interminable internment) I have an intimate knowledge of “La La Land.” Yet, recently [...]

The Lost Legacy of ‘White Men’ One man’s profound reflection on the poisoned ‘gift’ of whiteness.

2017-07-19T09:27:13+00:00 July 19th, 2017|

    I recently returned to African soil from a first-time visit to rural Ireland, my ancestral homeland. Setting my feet again deep in African soil, feeling the languorous caress of Senegal’s breeze, the warming embrace from her sun on this continent that all life began was deeply revitalizing and invigorating. It calmed my body, [...]

Why in a Post-Trump America I Found Hope in Africa

2016-12-16T10:14:29+00:00 December 16th, 2016|

While I was packing for my recent trip to Africa, most of my friends and colleagues were experiencing emotional shock waves from Donald Trump's election victory.  My friends' reactions ranged from dread, depression, to outright panic.  Most of them feel they will be at a distinct disadvantage in the new vision for America that [...]