Sometimes truth is best discovered for yourself

By Mendel / February 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

There are so many attributes of a place that can’t be seen from an airplane. The way the mountains majestically encircle the city. The desperation of the homeless begging for food near an upscale restaurant. Moss growing fat on a snowy mountain trail. The life-cycle of brine flies. Natural soft water in the morning. Living […]

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A simple reminder: openness

By Mendel / February 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

The inside of my nostrils were stained with the smell of fresh paint. The work of the day was done, and a quick sightseeing trip was in order after a day caged in the confines of newly sanded and painted walls (we were doing the painting). It’s funny how when you’re not looking for something, […]

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Travel Ban Protests at RDU (Raleigh-Durham International Airport) on Jan 29, 2017

By Mendel / January 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

It was a surreal afternoon at the Raleigh-Durham airport today. I arrived for my flight a little earlier than normal to get a bite to eat. My Uber driver was diverted by police to the lower arrivals area. When I stepped out of the car, I could hear the methodical protests of crowds on the […]

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Train yourself to challenge your excuses

By Mendel / September 26, 2016 / 2 Comments

On a cool December day in 2014, I did a quick search to find hiking trails within 5-10 miles of where I live in Texas. Since new experiences often take a little extra time, I had planned to be gone for a few hours. I figured I’d take a break, do some hiking, and work […]

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Make sound excuses to seek out inspiration

By Mendel / September 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

In 2015 I found myself scheduling a business trip to visit Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The best airport was Schiphol in Amsterdam, and so I began the optimal price and scheduling dance known by anyone who’s looked for airline tickets. I had two options. Save hundreds of dollars, arrive a couple days early, and work […]

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