Dear Son: Become a Man

Dear son, Becoming a man is a dangerous choice. You will often find yourself in the minority. The society we live in promotes political correctness, affirmative action, transient bonds, and single moms. (I will touch more upon these in future letters.) Thus, masculine traits of truth, … [Read more...]

Dear Son: Introduction

Dear son, You may think life is not fair. Why can't I be more like little Johnny's father, who was always there to hold his son's hands and guide him through every little speed bump planted by the cruel mistress called Life? Why is it that you had to figure life out largely on your own while your … [Read more...]

What I Learned from Sam Wyly, the Self-Made Billionaire

It was a summer afternoon in 2013. The clear sky and setting sun and piece of mind from taking my second medical licensing exam embodied the meaning of tranquility. I just finished swimming and had nothing else to do. So I took a walk and entered the town's library for the first time. I … [Read more...]

I Win at Life. Is This Everything It Has to Offer?

“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” - Ecclesiastes 1:2 The other night, I stepped out of the house into the yard. I took a deep breath. The salty ocean scent filled my lungs. The water crashed against the docks. The pale moon revealed … [Read more...]

The Nature of Woman

A summary. Oriented Around Self (Solpilistic) and Lacks Objective Truth "Women inherently value their own sense of well-being above reality and truth, justice doesn’t factor into the equation unless she personally feels indignant about the dispute at hand." [source] "Women are far less … [Read more...]

The Price of Zig-Zagging: 6-Year Lag

Most people choose not to walk on the road to success. They sit at the crossroads and wait for success to come to them. They will wait for their whole lives and not find it. Others walk only to give up half way. They rest at the side and never resume their journey. They too will never reach … [Read more...]

He Had to Choose Between Being Feared or Being Loved and This Is What He Chose

I sat down with my friend in the local cafe the other day and he told me about the difficult decision he had to make at work: "As you know, I was recently promoted at work. It was kind of strange at first because I'm in charge of my former co-workers. These were the same people I joked with and … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 9

One day, a newcomer arrived. She seemed familiar. She was about the size of a child's palm. She had long slender fins and a flowing tail. It was the beautiful little Fish, except she was not as beautiful, save for traces of her previous elegance. Her color was not as vibrant. Her fins and tail were … [Read more...]

When Should You Quit Writing?

Something's been weighing heavily on my mind: Maybe writing isn't worth my time. For weeks, I've been questioning if writing was worth doing. I can spend 2 - 4 hours a day, dragging my thoughts onto the blank canvas. During my week off, that's exactly what I did. I spent hours thinking and … [Read more...]

The Mighty Waterfall and the Beautiful Little Fish: Chapter 8

For a whole month, the mighty Waterfall poured out in full force. And every day, the wise Cloud visited the mighty Waterfall. The progress was amazing. The algae and the stench were swept away into the ocean. Water lilies and the lily pads inhabited the top of the lagoon again. The surrounding … [Read more...]