My Travel To Cuba: Streets Of Trinidad

Trinidad is a touristy city on Cuba’s south coast. Narrow, cobblestone streets, centuries-old Spanish colonial architecture, and a first-rate beach draw visitors from all over (thought not too many Americans…yet). So yeah, you’ll see more tourists than locals in some places, but if you’re in the mood for good restaurants, lively music, rich history, and…
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*New Video* A Conversation With A Student At A Liberal College

Picking things back up in the Pacific Northwest, I have for you today Video #8: A Conversation With a Student at a Liberal College. For this one, I visit the (in)famously progressive Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. There I encounter student Jalissa, who opens up about the recent protests & threats that wracked her campus,…
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My Travel To Cuba

Sitting into the passenger’s seat of his old VW Beetle, I instinctively slammed the heavy, squeaky door to ensure it shut all the way. Reaching my left hand over my right shoulder for the seat belt, I felt nothing–then looked back to see nothing. I heard a chuckle. I looked to my left and my…
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*New Video* The “Arkansas Redneck” Reacts To Me Giving Him $570

As I shared last week, my trip to Arkansas earlier this month was a success. There, I surprised Bill Jones with $570 cash raised from viewers who wanted to give this man–who starred in my most-popular YouTube video–some Christmas cheer. We succeeded in doing so. And while at it, I followed up with Bill about…
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On Tuesday I Delivered $572.85 To Arkansas Bill

As mentioned last week, we reached our goal to donate $500 to Bill “Arkansas Redneck” Jones. So, to follow through on my word, I set out last Sunday on the 2,000+ mile round trip to visit Bill. By Tuesday morning, I was riding out to Bill’s home with his boy Lance, 33. Upon arrival, I…
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I’m Heading Back To Arkansas…With $500 For Bill “Redneck” Jones

By far, my all-time, most-popular YouTube video is my interview with Bill Jones, the “Arkansas Redneck.” Something about him got people’s attention–usually for good reasons. Yeah, some people badmouthed him after watching the video:   hollywoodfastlife916  5 months ago This is just a poor, dirty man. That’s it.   But most appreciated his genuine nature, and some…
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*New Video* Life Story Of A Lovesick Homeless Seattle Man

A man marred by heartache, yet he exudes personality and a love of life. I met Reginald in downtown Seattle, and the homeless cat-caller opened up about his two ex-wives, his philosophy on love, and his hope to work with troubled youth. Warning: this interview features adult topics and language. Enjoy Interview #7 from my…
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After Several Years, All Five Of My Siblings United For Thanksgiving

As a boy, the holiday family gathering routine was simple and consistent: There was one feast for my mother’s side and one for my father’s side. And all three of my brothers and one sister would enjoy the two occasions with both sets of cousins. Despite a couple of my parents’ siblings usually being absent…
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To Cuba This Winter!

Over the years, I haven’t just chosen my travels. They’ve also chosen me. My upcoming trip this winter is no exception. It was an ordinary day for me the middle of last week, working on who-knows-what from my work desk, when a message from a friend popped up on my computer screen. Hanna was reaching…
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Little Changes, Big Results

Why is it humans don’t always do the things they know would benefit them? Things like waking up (or going to sleep) a few minutes earlier to avoid rushing to start your day, reading that book that’s been sitting on your table, calling that now-distant relative or friend, going to the gym, watching less TV,…
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