Tag Archives: Personal

December 24

Introducing McQueen

For decades, Steve McQueen was the “King of Cool” and the counter-culture anti-hero. Alexander McQueen was the chief designer at Givenchy and British fashion designer. Together the name McQueen is the pinnacle of fashion, culture, and style. In honor of Steve McQueen and Alexander McQueen, I name my BMW. McQueen is more than a purchase for me. […]

December 18

About Me: Food Edition

This is about me: food edition. My favorite meal is breakfast. My favorite food is mac n’ cheese. There isn’t enough money in the world to get me to skip a great breakfast buffet. The best cuisine that I prepare is Italian. My perfect vacation would take place in the South Pacific and involve the […]

August 15

Seeing the World and Seeing Myself

Across 41 countries, 3 continents, and 30+ years I have spent my life traveling. I thought change was what I thrived on. New environments, new people. Then this morning, I came to a realization at my local coffee shop about what I truly want. As he was passing me my iced coffee, my favorite barista announced […]

AIDS LifeCycle: Day 1 (83 miles down, 462 miles to go)

What always gets on AIDS LifeCycle are the mothers standing on the top of a hill with a photo of their son who lost the battle with AIDS. They say thank you. In fact, I should thank them. They get me through the day. But I digress… We rode out today from Cow Hollow excited, […]

May 11

The most selfish act

  “But in the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.” ― Albert Camus A college buddy and roommate killed himself last week. I don’t really know how you sum up a life or friendship. Vaughn Shain Alexander was smart, witty, and the kind of guy everyone admired. One of his friends posted […]

April 27

AIDS LifeCycle – Riding Towards a Cure for HIV / AIDS

From June 1 – 7, I will ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles as part of AIDS LifeCycle (ALC) as rider 2158. When I first learned about ALC I thought there was a weak connection between a 545-mile bike trip, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. ALC totes the slogan: Ride to End AIDS. Honestly, […]

March 10

First Kiss – Watching complete strangers kiss for the first time

A film creator, Tatia Pilieva, asked 20 complete strangers to kiss on camera for the first time, and the result was not as awkward as you would think. This is beautiful.