Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rep Yo City…Las Vegas Is Life and I Love It!

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I love Life, I love Las Vegas, and I love living My Life in Las Vegas. For Life is Las Vegas, one big gamble.

In Life, like Las Vegas… regardless of your best intentions, the best laid plans, the sure shot, the no brainer, the counted cards ready to grant you 21…those counted cards, like plans, crash, implode and burn. You bust like a motherfucker. Knocked on your ass, like a Mayweather cheap shot. Licking your wounds, pissed off, ego bruised, just salty.

And just like Vegas, in Life… one second you’re riding high in April and shot down in May. Yet with all great risk Read the rest of this entry

It’s The Little Things

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Golden...Over the summer although splendid, I had frustration after frustration, with the one contest joy in life, being that of travel. Providing me a place of respite, comfort, enjoyment and little surprises.

Today was one such day. After receiving the privilege of a first class upgrade from Alaska Airlines, I was served the most delightful snack as I flew from Bellingham WA to Las Vegas NV, my current home base.

Life can get you down, and it’s not always easy to stay positive and look on the bright side.  I personally choose to live my life in a state of infinite joy, taking happiness from the little things. Today this beautiful sight however little and meaningless to some, was just the beauty I seek and needed.

Fruit. Cheese. Psalms. Flower. First In Class….

When Humanism Meets Aviation….

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"Bee, Butterfly, Dragonfly" by: Anne Scott

“Art In Nature”                                                                                 A Portland International Airport Art Exhibit

To me, airports are magical. They are a portal to adventure, freedom and escape. Art embodies the same meaning to me. Transporting me to new worlds, sparking my creativity and imagination just as traveling does.  So when you combine the two, airports and art, it’s a mash up made in heaven.

I have a great fascination with airport art, as it embodies the charter of its city, representing the influences of its people and history. Nothing pleases me more, then as I make my way through the airport, amongst all the hustle and bustle and find hidden in plan sight magnificent artwork.

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Jesus and The Jet…

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"We Got To Psalms Just To Make It Today"

I love Alaska Airlines I really do. It is by far the best domestic airline period, however I find these biblical quotes a bit unsettling. Yeah, Virgin America is great; sexy, hip and cool; but they don’t have the perks and partnerships frequent flyers like me require.

I first noticed this three years ago upon becoming an MVP
member and began to receive the wonderful first class upgrades. Luckily as my travels have increased, I’ve had the with privilege of first class upgrades on other airlines, yet I haven’t come across this. At first, I though Alaska Airlines was a private company, which would in my rational explain away the Psalms quotes but alas they aren’t. Alaska Air is a publicly traded company, and generally publicly traded companies try to maintain neutral viewpoints, as views and beliefs are attached to the bottom line.

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Book of The Month: “The Four Agreements”

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Book of the Month: September 2011

Words of Wisdom:                                                                  

The Four Agreements                                                                         By: don Miguel Ruiz

Simple in principle, yet hard in practice ‘The Four Agreements” given in this book are a road map to inner peace, compassion, happiness and love.

1. Be impeccable with your word

2. Don’t take anything personally

3. Don’t make assumptions

4. Always do your best

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Something’s Gotta Give

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Pay it Back. Pay it Forward.

Traveling has given me so much. Unbelievable adventures, new friends, massive self-discovery and its expanded my horizons, opening my eyes to the struggles of others.

In this mad and crazy world we live in, it’s easy for us in our daily lives to forget about our blessing, focusing on what is lacking rather than what we have. I find the practice of giving back to others not only helps me realize all that I am grateful for; it also brings me great joy.

We’re all in this world together and I believe that if we all help one another, we’ll make this world a better place. Reach one teach one, pay it a back, pay if forward, let’s appeal to our better angels and help.

Here are a few of my favorite organizations around the globe and here in US whose work inspires me. Check them out, and if inspired…GIVE Someone’s gotta! So why not you! Read the rest of this entry