Burn down the House

  The fire is dead Smoldering in the ashes, Deep in hiding, like a dog kicked one too many times   Lurking in the shadows  Searching for a chance To burn this cruel house down.   All it takes Is a gust of wind, Or a blade of grass To start the blaze anew… Somewhere else.

Florida Golf

What a different game Florida golf is: the lack of elevation change, slow greens, and no pesky woods to swallow up errant drives, makes for a completely foreign game to the one I grew up playing in New England. Aggressiveness off the tee offers a much greater reward when paired with the defenses Florida courses bring to the table. Firm…

East Coast Perspective

Perspective: It comes with time and Mentors I’m competitive, there is no doubt about it. From dirty slide tackles in 1st-grade soccer to competing at the highest levels of amateur golf in New England, and now in the professional world, the competitive fire burns bright. My fault lies in controlling that fire, utilizing it as fuel and not burning the…

Say No to Yourself

Telling yourself no is hard, but worth it. Living in San Francisco, the most expensive city in the US, it’s a necessity. I’ve been using Dave Ramsey’s budgeting tool and made some interesting discoveries over the last two months. I’ve always been frugal, (some would call it cheap) but keeping track of the money I spend has opened my eyes.…

Show up. Keep up. Shut up.

A caddy receives that bare bones instruction before his first loop and I’ve seen the principle of that statement applied by those around me, with sayings like: “Do the bare minimum.” “Strive for mediocrity.” “Thank god it’s Friday…Oh god, it’s Monday.” You can hear those phrases in high school classrooms, sports fields, and office buildings around the world. It’s a…

Cali Cars

Californians love their cars, driving through beautiful Palo Alto I saw tons of Audis, BMWs, Mercedes, and Teslas, but a few cars stood out above the rest. The first one was a Ferrari 458 convertible ripping down the palm tree lined streets. Then there was a 1965 Ford Mustang convertible, which belonged to my mother’s aunt back in New England and has since found its…

Sleep On Your Left Side

I’ve had very vivid dreams recently and I was wondering what some underlying factors could be. At first, I thought it was the stress from the past couple weeks. I have been interviewing for jobs and planning a big move, but I noticed a more subtle factor: I was sleeping a great deal more on my left side. Now, that may not seem…