The Marrow of Life

This is a tipping point.

Right now the world is about to go crazy, in many ways it already has. We’ve had stars die, major political changes, incredible successes, and harrowing defeats. On a more personal note, I have a wedding coming up after which all of life will be different. It will be full of sunlight and butterflies. It will be the happily ever after from stories, effortless and full of grace.

Or not.

A reccurent theme on this blog, and in my writing, and hopefully my life to date, has been that of working hard and staying the course in order to achieve whatever dreams you have. It’s what I’ve been trying to do with my martial arts, with my business, and with my relationships.

Work hard, stay the course.

But today, right now. In this moment, there is sunlight breaking through yonder window, the sound of cars filtering up from the street and a tiny, wonderful, bite of cold in the air that makes everything feel absolutely present and here. This is a moment of perfect peace, poised on the very precipice of absolute chaos and ridiculousness (#wedding) that the next week promises.

But today, right now. I’m going to find a new recipie to make my soon-to-be-wife, I’m going to write something  different on my blog. I’m going to channel my inner Thoreau and attempt to live deliberately, sucking the marrow out of the bones of life, if only for today.


So, to all of you, I wish a moment of perfect peace. A sliver of time in which life takes on a golden glow, and everything seems just a touch sweeter, a little more deliberate, and in which we can all enjoy the smallest of pleasures to the largest degree.

Happy New Year.


“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

-Henry David Thoreau


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