Do You Want To Be A Badass?

It is with some trepidation I review a book. Especially the No. 1 New York Times bestseller, You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life (2013). It has sold over 3 million copies, and continues to grow in popularity. Then I come along to critique. Oh well.

Why I Turned My Back on Culture

Culture and heritage can be sensitive issues for us. Over the years, I have grown distant from my cultural background, though perhaps I was never truly part of it.

David Icke and the Public Execution of Free Speech

Censorship is alive and well. But do Google and Facebook have the right to decide on our behalf, which arguments we hear and those we don’t?

How to Recover and Find Strength after Losing a Parent

I wrote this post for Tiny Buddha some years ago and it still helps people today. Nearing the 10th anniversary of my Dad's passing, it seems appropriate to republish.

The Hidden Cost of Being an Introvert

Some people recommend talking with strangers as a way to boost self-esteem. What about talking to people a bit closer? They matter.

The Truth About Smartphone Addiction

We all have vices but if you believe you're addicted to the smartphone, think again.

Doctor Who and the Fragility of Life

Writers and producers adhering to political incorrectness have ruined the Doctor Who franchise. But as many denounce the media's embracement of gender identity bias, which alienates the original fan-base, more pressing matters keep things in context.

Day Dreams for a Lost Baby Brother

I am an advocate for living in the present moment. But sometimes I wonder what it would have been like to know my brother.
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