Releasing Relationships

For whatever reason,  some relationships last a lifetime and some fizzle out after just a few short months.  Not everyone is meant to be in your life forever. We often find ourselves getting involved in many different types of relationships,  they range from romantic to business partnerships, even to a person we see frequently see…


My Life in Berlin During the 80’s (updated)

I lived in #Berlin close to the end of the Cold War which last roughly from 1947 to 1991.   I hailed from a small city in West Virginia,  so Berlin was magnitudes different from my hometown of Huntington.     Prior to Berlin we lived in Göppingen, which is in the state of Badden-Wurttemberg, one of #Germany’s sixteen states….

Watch “Modern Marvels S08E03 Private Jets” on YouTube

Even if I had the budget for a private jet… I would never buy one…. I never was a fan of conspicuous consumption. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice things, but it has to make sense….. and if it’s over the top then forget about it. Money can be used for so many other…

Watch “WHY I MOVED TO GERMANY!” on YouTube

Berlin has an energy like no other… The woman in this inspiring video explains why she stepped out of her comfort zone and moved to Berlin, Germany.. Please wait for video to load… Comments comments


You’re Kinda Important 

Sometimes positive thinking gets a bad rap for being an ideology that encourages us to deny reality, submit cheerfully to misfortune and blame only ourselves for our fate. It’s difficult  to discuss the Law of Attraction to someone at or near the bottom of Maslow’s hierarchy… it’s so much easier discussing it with someone who’s…


How to Get on My Shit List: A Tutorial

We all have a mental shit list in our heads, right? But if you’re anything like me (stubborn and getting fed up with people’s BS…) your shit list is constantly changing, ahem growing and it gets hard to keep track of. Not any more! Now I can manage my shit list on the go, at…

No, Mexico City is not “The New Berlin”: A response to Vice

It appears that every couple of months, some pseudo-Hipster publicationwill suddenly discover my hometown, and write a piece (usually in English) about how it’s “the hottest place” for the bohemian trendy expat set. Usually when this happens, many of my fellow liberal, college-educated chilango millennials will fawn over the article, getting the validation they so…


Why Do Christians Celebrate Good Friday?

With the high Holy Days of the Christian calendar approaching I thought I’d discuss some of the symbolism and important dates for those who are not accustomed to the Anglican,  Lutheran and Catholic traditions…  I’m far from an expert… but thought I’d discuss… (video explanation at the end of post)  Good Friday is the day…

Respect: What is Genuflection and Why Christians Do It.

With the high Holy Days of the Christian calendar approaching I thought I’d discuss some of the symbolism for those who are not accustomed to the Anglican,  Lutheran and Catholic traditions…    Genuflection (or genuflexion), bending at least one knee to the ground, was from early times a gesture of deep respect for a superior….

2017-04-09_2206 Meal Review – Toasted Rice and Shrimp

    Interested in Giving it a Try? Enter coupon code EPGBQ9 at Or follow this link @ and the coupon code will be automatically added. Some Tips:   I keep the box and freezer packs that come with the meals –  they really come in handy,  especially when I drive back and…


Get Off Your High Horse

high horse definition. To be on one’s “high horse” is to be disdainful or conceited: “Sally got tired of Peter’s snobbery and finally told him to get off his high horse.” The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company. I really liked this  poem  so thought I’d…