Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell

15 years following an initial attempt at reading George Orwell’s 1984 I completed the book. It was riveting, and a challenge to my soul. It is a book that stays …

Meditation: Lead the body

A freewrite from July 30, 2017. Burrows Island Light Station, WA, USA Peel away the illusions of the mind to arrive at the eternal you. The place that isn’t distracted …

Mountains and Momentum

We are master extrapolators. We dream up the ultimate reality. With our imagination we can dream real an experience that has yet to manifest itself in our waking world. Athletes …

Meet People Where They Are

“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” – Malcolm X When was …

Fluidity

There are billions upon billions of stories on this planet. And billions is a modest estimation. Every human has their own story and can create a story for every other …

Laundry

The eternal darkness of the womb is washed out by a blinding new sight: The light of a new world. The skin at the crown of the head tingles as …

Book Review: The Search for Meaning

This past week I went airplane mode and read Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. The book is relevant, powerful, dark and inspiring look at how life in a …

Chucky’s Fight

“Win with what you’ve got. If you want it bad enough you’ll figure it out.” Before our conversation, Charles Rosa had just taken a swim in the 50 degree water …

Clear the Mechanism

After sitting silent for 60 minutes, his three words silenced the 20 others in the room: “Clear the mechanism.” “Tell me more about that!” “My pitching coach used to tell …

Five Guys

Tony “The greatest fear is always going to be your intimate relationship. That’s why the path of intimacy is ten times more powerful as a spiritual path than the path …

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Today I had the immense pleasure of being a guest on Alma Lara’s weekly Facebook Live show. She was on The Way In earlier this year, and as you know, she …

Smoking is bad. Mmmkay?

I have been scheming a pocket book of negative rules, rules of don’ts for health, travel, money, relationships and Life et al. To begin, on today’s dose of the Daily …

Savages. A Poem.

Savages Uncivilized, unmotivated. When it’s your birthday they’ll hit you up next day. Belated. Like a girl, but waited? He found out about it, went in, and they dated. Got …

Water World Friday

Water has been in the news this past week. Record rainfall along the west coast has tested aging infrastructure in regions experiencing record population growth. In Seattle, millions of gallons …

Unity Freestyle

Unity Freestyle Like MLK Jr and Malcolm X; Ghandi and Jesus, these are the people that brought the fight to unite. Come together through love, not fear. We are persuaded by …

The Clam Dig

Clam Digging. That’s what I did this past weekend on the wild coast of Washington state. We were after the Pacific razor clam, and I realize now how popular a recreational …

3 Questions

timo’s note: podcast version added January 24, 2017.  When I quit my corporate job to enter the startup world I knew that it would take grit. I knew that I would …

5 Must-See Seattle Views

Seattle is about the views. Stratovolcanoes, the Salish Sea and two mountain ranges are visible on clear days. And the city has multiple beaches. Here are five of my favorite …

The #1 Killer of Americans

What is the #1 killer of Americans? Terrorists? Immigrants? Muslims? Donald Trump? The Clintons? The GOP? Black Lives Matter? The Russians? None of the statistics agree with any of these anxiety-ridden assumptions. …

Be nice to your drug dealer

“Oh. My. God. Why are baristas so miserable? Like, honestly, I just want my latte without their attitude. And they didn’t even serve organic!” I’ve heard versions of those lines …

Dis-Ease and the 6 Traits of Anxiety

This post was inspired by a conversation between Neil Strauss and Dr. Christopher Ryan on Tangentially Speaking. Check it out! When you are dis-eased, you are ripe for disease. So, …

The 7 Best Books I Read in 2016

Of the 30 or so books I read in 2016, here are the highlights. For each of these books there are at least two or three accompanying books that I …

The Friday Five

This was the first Friday Five I sent to the tribe and an example of what you can expect to receive from yours truly. If you’re interested in receiving an email …

Hitchhiking the World on $10 a Day

Manny Marshall has been hitchhiking the world on less than $10 a day, and he has been doing it for the last 4 years. At RawSafari.com, he shares his incredible stories from the road, …

#EndTheCommute

40 unpaid hours per month. Minimum. That’s the amount of time I spent commuting 13 miles to a computer. I was part of Microsoft’s shadow workforce of subhuman contractors. It …

A Cataclysmic Flood Made This…

12,800 years ago a comet plunged into the one-mile-thick North American ice sheet. A 2,000ft high wall of water emanated from the impact center. At 75mph, a tsunami of water, …

How to Fire Your Employer With Grace

How to Fire Your Employer with Grace You’re ready to quit. You’ve done the work. You’ve read and agreed with the scores of buzzfeed articles about quitting your job. Your …

Shoot For The Moon

Shoot For The Moon Shift from Consumption to Production The hype surrounding the launch of the next iPhone, Star Wars movie, or video game system used to make me feel …

Meditation on Change

What is Change? Change is transition. It is the arrival of the storm. It is a musical change in key. It is a waterfall connecting two channels. It is the …

Reframing The J-O-B Mentality

Reframing the J-O-B mentality Everyday, people complain about their job, their boss, or their coworker that smells like ancient narwhal musk who refuses to stay at home when they’re sick. …