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On this grand planet, each place holds a unique light. Have you noticed? I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, even contemplating its death. In fact, the phenomenon of light has always struck me as fascinating. I’ve lived and traveled in so many different places around the world over the years — each with… Keep Reading

“Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.” — Pablo Picasso “There’s no pleasure in working if you don’t do… Keep Reading

Eight minutes. That’s how long it will take before we discover the sun has died. Eight minutes. The explosion, or implosion, of the sun will definitively remove its light. And that absence of light will reach us eight minutes after the event. After death. So, for eight minutes, we’ll be oblivious to our own fate… Keep Reading

Just chuck it. Leave your relationship. Put in your two weeks notice. Have a fire sale for all your stuff. Pull out your savings, or your credit card, get on a low fare site and buy a one-way ticket to your dream destination. Get on that plane. And get the fuck out. Or you could… Keep Reading

My heart began to race as the frost-laced fields sped by. Had I just done the one thing that would ensure my disappearance? He had said it was the right thing to do — to get onto the empty bus, going in the wrong direction. And I had trusted him. I had stepped on board… Keep Reading