"Ireland", she replies, "we're on our gap year." This was the third day of hiking around the Alpamayo: the last day that the group would be together, before we left with Toby to finish the hike a day early. "Oh", I reply, "cool!" "Yeah", she replies, "we met playing field hockey. We're traveling before getting ready for Uni." We continue hiking, the group; we're supposed to arrive at Punto Union late afternoon. We look around,...

"No name", he replies. I pause. "Ok." This was day 2 on the Santa Cruz trail circumnavigating the base of the Alpamayo; at times, he lead the hike; other times, I did; the guide for the hike would run the group and would change from leading to the middle of the pack. She tells me that she had told the guide that it was my birthday; he shrugged. As she tells me this story, I...

This was our first appointment; anemia cured through food? I had been recommended to her by a doctor; he said that she was the one to go to about diet needs. He would send over the information; tell her what´s going on. I sigh. "Ok. I´ll write down everything that I eat for the next week." "Did you write down everything that you ate this past week?" "Yeah", I tell her as I pull the...

Continuing, she turns her head to me, "I think that everyone needs something." I reply, "I know what you mean." Maricela turns her head away and then back to me, "how come you don´t talk much about yourself?" I shrug, "I don´t know." We get up from the bench in Huarez, Peru, and start walking back to the bed and breakfast. I think of the trip we have ahead of us; an overnight bus trip to...

It´s 9pm in Tecate. I am between the border crossing and the OXXO at the bottom of the hill; on the right is my favorite taco stand--3 tacos de carne asada and an orange soda, please. I can barely see him in the darkness. He looks at me. "You shouldn´t be here. It´s dangerous." "Ok." I pause; keep going down the hill or turn back around? Later that night, getting into my car in the parking lot...

"I´m going to be a lifecoach." I say it matter of factly; this is how it is going to be; the decision is made--I´m all in, in my life. "It´s good money", he replies as he turns his head to look at the poster on the wall. Without missing a beat, I respond, "it´s not about the money." He pauses; I pause. In a professional tone, he casually remarks, "my wife wants to move to...

I ask HR as I lean back in the recliner. "Nope", HR replies. "Experiences in life can't be told; they must be lived", I reply as I put a handful of palomitas in my mouth. #choices AF I continue to HR, "did I ever tell you about my friend who lost everything--well all her friends, in an instant?" "Yeah", HR replies, "only a million times." "Ok", I reply as I pick up the hot sauce,...

"Well", HR replies as she picks up the hot sauce, "time and circumstance don't lend themselves to constant action--part of discernment is determining which action is right, now, right?" "Of course", I tell HR as I push the bag of palomitas towards her. She drenches that shit in hot sauce; just the way that I like it. "But", I continue as I pull the palomitas with hot sauce towards me on the table in the...

"I don't think that you know me", the writer responds from across the table in a cafe as he picks up his coffee. "Your reaction tells your inner dialogue", I reply as I pick up my coffee and take a sip, "I have been following your projects--I can see your reactions and from there confer your attitude; beliefs you have about you." "How?", the writer asks. "People that respond aggressively also attack life...

"What did you expect was going to happen?", I ask the man with huevos as he picks the pieces of shell and yolk off his jacket. Continuing, I reach out my hand for him to grab to lift himself up, "if you are riding your bike with headphones on--what did you expect would happen? Don't you read the news of all the accidents from people with huevos on bikes with headphones?...

Everything can change, today, by starting on THAT.

You're going to get 24 hours today

How will you use it? Do something that matters today, yo!