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Barry Buddha, Bigger Than Life

Christmas Eve – 2016 We buried one of my best buds today. We returned his body to the earth… old school, but with a more biodegradable casket, just as he would’ve preferred. I know it’s much more common these days … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Forty: Celebrating 40 Years of Sobriety

September 14, 1976. We had just gotten through a very red, white, and blue summer, as we celebrated the country’s bicentennial. Jimmy Carter was in office, “Charlie’s Angels” ruled TV, and Boston’s debut album had just come out, so “More Than … Continue reading

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Embracing the Paparazzi and the Art of Non-Judgment

As some of you may know, my latest book, Zentauria, is based on the interaction with a highly-evolved, utopian society and a lot of Zen-like philosophical tenets. One of the key tenets highlighted throughout the adventure is mindfulness, which is … Continue reading

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Rehabbing the “Hopeless” at Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary

Earlier this month, I did a retrospective post about the whole Michael Vick dogfighting thing, which I know is kind of old news to most. But one of the main themes of the piece was the idea that every being … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Heart Attack-Proof!

Big news in the world of plant-based eating today: The Journal of Family Practice just published a hugely successful study that Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and his team recently completed. It confirms what I’ve been preaching about for over 20 years … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci and the Real Housewives of New Jersey

My North Hollywood practice space is basically a two-room lockout.  The first room is wall-to-wall with the 40 drums of my full solo kit.  Heaven, people.  The second room has a small collection of snare drums, a practice pad, sofa, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?

Everyone has a story to tell, and your life is one that’s unlike any other.  We often dismiss the magnitude of how original and unique our individual journeys are because when we compare them to others, they might seem uneventful … Continue reading

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Write It Down!

The Magic of Journaling… Let’s talk about a super-effective way to boost productivity with your practice, training, diet, or almost anything else important to you. I’m talking about keeping a specialized journal. I’ve done it on and off, at various … Continue reading

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There is Nothing More Important Than Your Health

As many of you know, I’ve been a rabid student of superior health and fitness for a few decades now, have picked up a several certifications along the way, and have written and consulted extensively on the subject.  For today’s … Continue reading

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June Blog-athon: 20 posts in 30 days

I’ve been blogging here since 2008. And while I admittedly haven’t been the most consistent about it , I do love to write – and I do love the immediacy of this format – so I always seem to come … Continue reading

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