Full Circle

I remember reading The Alchemist by Paolo Coello one summer. I was in León visiting my family. Normally, all my cousins would go off to work or had errands to attend to and I’d stay home. One day, I decided to visit the local bookstore and take a gander at the books. I found a … Read more

The Game

Here are some words based on desire.  Two bodies in motion creating the fire. Sweat beads dripping,  clothes ripping away curves bending, tongues blending in a flickering way. Nipples rising, muscles tense and hot nibbling. Sucking, and lips caressing the spot. Hands tied, bodies grinding in a rhythmic motion.  Energy pulsating through the veins like … Read more


Surfing in the fog one day I was sure I knew my exact location from the beach though I couldn’t see it. My brain told me that the waves were breaking perfectly parallel to the sand.  Waves almost never break that way. I couldn’t shake the perception. When I finished and came back to the … Read more

Worst Date EVER!

I’m pulling into the parking lot of the Starbucks coffee shop where I have agreed to meet my date. I’m a little early because I always like to be the first one there so that I can see what she really looks like when she arrives and gets out of her car. Online dating profiles, … Read more

Corned Beef Doesn’t Have Corn

The best way to understand another’s culture is through their stomach. From traditional meals to street food, there can be an abundance of different things to nibble on or completely dive into. I love being invited over for a meal. I am lucky to have such a diverse circle of friends that I get to … Read more


One of my favorite summer activities is to show up at a local beach while the tide is going out. I get down on my knees and with my hands, dig a hole until I hit water. Within minutes, I will have a sandcastle started that is two feet tall. People walking by stop and … Read more

Expectations Of A Man

It’s tough being a full-grown man! The expectations of a man in today’s world are overwhelming. Today’s man is expected to be a tough guy, not show any emotion and at the same time, he is expected to be funny, intelligent, and stay in shape, especially if he’s single and dating. First of all, being … Read more


One of my neighbors has a slope on the side of her house in a place where she can’t even see it. Being a good neighbor, she decided to plant it with beautiful flowers. The process of covering the bank with starter plants took two weeks. Then she began to water, weed, and care for … Read more

Window Into My Experience of Living with Women

(It is my special privilege to write something for my lovely wife, Linda, and her partner in this effort, Lisa, for this ambitious and important blog.) So…how can my perspective contribute to this discussion. I am not a woman, so what the heck do I know? As much as I can sympathize or empathize, I … Read more