Tag Archives: Fifty Ain’t Dead

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 10

Listen ya’ll I played myself. I was supposed to get up this morning and hit hot yoga at 6 since I didn’t have to be at work until noon. However, a warm bed and the thought of a small class where I couldn’t hide in back told me to keep my ass in the bed.… Read More »

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 6

Yesterday’s hot yoga class sucked serious coconuts. I couldn’t get through most of the poses and bounced between nausea and body aches. When you consistently miss workouts because of death or a birthday party or something that someone needs, your body forgets what to do and resists and fights against all attempts to get healthy.… Read More »

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 2

Temptation always comes in a form you truly desire. As I join a friend for lunch at a wonderful Middle Eastern dinner, I must resist all the wonderful warm pita bread, baklava and french fries dipped in olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkled with feta and cilantro. I am on day five of carb free… Read More »

Burn the Manual Presents: Want to Create Miracles? Make These Two Changes

“Have you ever failed at something?” My youngest sister was asking my opinion on life and failing. I could only chuckle and then look her in the eye with this witty retort: “Most of the shit I’ve tried has failed. What’s made my life interesting is what I did after failing.” Rather than rattle off… Read More »

Ask the Old Guy Speaks to His 20 Something Self

About twenty years ago, I took a huge risk, grew a set of larger-than-normal nuts and decided that I would write and perform characters. Each character, in my opinion, was bright, witty, interesting and had something to say. Each character was also a personality that would have never been given the opportunity to share their… Read More »

How to Recreate Your Family and Guarantee a Sense of Belonging

When children are born, they are looking in the faces of all these strange people with one question in mind- Do I belong here? What we are seeking from birth onward is the question: Am I worthy of connection? As a culture, we refuse to see it and recognize it as normal, healthy and human.… Read More »

What Fifty Years of Compassionate Impatience Can Get You

In this country, three factions can get away with telling the truth- mentally insane, small children and old folks. If you live long enough, you will get to spend some time in each category. Currently, I live and play behind door # 3. As I age, I find no reason to agree to bullshit I… Read More »

Don’t Read This Unless You Plan on Living to Be 1,000

Almost ten years ago, I made a personal vow to myself. My vow was all about committing to a life of artistic merit. My decision was to give myself fifty years to “make it” in the arts. While my idea of having made it has changed considerably over the years, my desire to constantly create… Read More »

How My Steamy 45 Second Affair with Hugh Jackman Saved My Marriage

Admit it. Whenever you see Wolverine in all his muscled glory you go weak in the knees. Y’all remember that time when the adamantium transfer was complete and he leapt up from that tub buck naked and you lost your ever-loving mind. Don’t pretend you didn’t swoon when he woke up in 1974 rocking them… Read More »