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Archive for January 2017

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Dubai Aquarium, Ski Dubai and The Marina






Sailing in The Persian Gulf







The sacred animal and ship of the desert, Camels,juxtaposed by the SUV's going in opposite directions seems so poetic and symbolic as the past and the future meet in the all encompassing Then and Now in harmony...and yet...



The desert seems empty but hides many possibilities. 

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

There is the tyrany of NOW verses the power of YET


A teacher should always be a student of life.  As an Expat, EVERY DAY I  have to go out of  my  mind to come to my senses. I choose Travel to do just that, and it  offers a Eureka  moment where becoming is better than being.

If money is life's report card, I am giving myself a grade of "not yet" — America always offers that pat on the back, that nudge--- "You’re not yet there. But you will be, you can be; just keep going.". Same here in Doha, in the richest country per capita, in the world.

I am in front of a sports car (not mine)- reminding myself that the best things in life aren't THINGS---they are people and places. I have chosen a life of "purchasing experiences" rather than stuff. It has made all the difference. Still, my inner neanderthal  has,  on occassion,  jumped  in that (type of) car and put the pedal to the metal.
This is a nice one!

I Play the LONG game not the SHORT one. There is nothing noble about being  superior to some other person. True nobility lies in being economically, socially and spiritually superior to your  FORMER self. We can't create experiences like this, we undergo them. It takes time-getting ready for change---but CHANGE is instant.


My wish for 2017 is to leverage each day. Be kind. Do whats right when no one is looking and love more intentionally. 

Mantras:BE NICE TO YOUR FUTURE SELF

Evolution is wired. Revolution is tired. 

The power of Yet is wired.  The tyranny of Now is tired. 

The Earth school kills all of its students---Travel Well and Prosper...and add "yet" to the conversation.