“You shouldn´t be here. It´s dangerous.” Me: Challenge accepted. Hold my coffee.

“You shouldn´t be here. It´s dangerous.” Me: Challenge accepted. Hold my coffee.

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 on the other side, the US, I wonder about that; I wonder but I don´t try to understand; I let it go.


“You shouldn´t be here.”

I have just crossed the border on foot in San Ysidro; I am at the start of a bridge; I pause and don´t say anything.

Later that night, after waiting in line to return to the US, I´m in my car–I wonder but I let it go.


I don´t know it yet, but I´ll learn.

I don´t understand it, but I can consider what I do know.

I don´t know how to succeed, but I can try.

I don´t think I can go much farther, but I can go a little.

I don´t think that I can write a blog, but I did.

I don´t think that I can write more then 30 pages for a book, but, in time, I passed 300, then wrote more.

I don´t think that I can be successful, but I can accept the challenge.

*Hold my coffee*



So where do

we go from

here, yo?

The road really never ends; it´s stop signs, and traffic lights--and continuing on and on-- and, as soon as you think that you are there, you must leave, to go someplace else.

Everything can change, today, by starting on THAT.

You're going to get 24 hours today

How will you use it?