On a Year’s Sobriety

In exactly one week I will break my year-long commitment to sobriety. In exactly one week I will be 30 years old. Over the course of the year being sober has been revealing, but maybe not in the ways that people would expect. But backing up, how did I get here? Why would I decide…

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Goodbye. Hello.

It’s the end of 2013 and that time of year when FB and Instagram becomes populated with everyone’s photo-collages and year in review of statuses; when everyone publicly lists their year’s worth of life’s milestones while ending with some variation of a statement about how they “can’t wait to see what the new year holds…

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Reflexology

Taiwan is full of massage parlors and reflexology places. And they’re pretty cheap too. So I, and three friends, finally decided to visit one last night, since we didn’t have anything else to do. I’ve had one massage in my life, and it was a deep tissue massage for my birthday that was, to say…

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Reawaken Your Instincts

I know the book is titled “Born to Run” but I didn’t realize until right around the end of the book that they were serious, that we were as a species designed to run. Not just here and there, but for incredibly long distances. There are two parts of the book that were particularly thought…

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