I am an early retired teacher now writing and performing on stage doing stand up comedy, performance poetry, hosting trivia and murder mysteries and performing sketch comedy as much as possible. I hope you enjoy my writing.
My Stoic Life
When I was in college, many moons ago, my favorite class was philosophy. I could write for hours in the blue essay books after studying the ancient philosophers of our time and their opinions and authorities on subjects. I remember thinking, damn, I really would love to just sit down right now and ask their opinions and advice on the happenings of the world today. Well, fortunately they have left us with brilliant insight on how to live a more peaceful, harmonious life that we can appreciate and be honored to say we lived. Not necessarily a purpose in life, which could bring us added stress, thinking we are not properly fulfilling it, but more of a guideline of a better way to live and think. These are dark times for many in this world today, people are sick, people are lost, people are confused, people are fearful of the future, and more death is inevitable. I know I am going to die at some point, but does that affect the way I live and love today? As the world is changing and I am evolving, I find myself living more of the stoic life, taking the advice of these ancient philosophers. In this article I review what the philosophers said about stoicism and the five lessons learned from them.
Languages of Love
Languages of Love There are five specific languages of love, five being my lucky number, so I thought I would share how I would rank them. I am not just talking about sexual love, but the love we show to everyone, including our family and friends and people we meet.
Camping with Crazy Birds
I went camping with these five chicks up in San Clemente at a local state beach. It was a last-minute trip with my cousin being one of the chicks, and some of her friends. It was my only day off that week and I had my dog with me, so I decided to tag along. I got my own twelve pack of beer to share. It was a last minute random night of chicks camping, I was excited.