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A Bearded Moment

Every man, no matter what age, wants to at one time or another grow a beard. Then one day they try it and your genetics show through. Patchwork to needles, lay flat or go bushman, only the code knows. While I had a brush with some extended chops and a jowel line a few times […]

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Life is Uncertain, Make the Most of It

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” –Albert Einstein The longer I walk forward the more I understand it’s not about the destination. This is something that you are supposed to learn as a child. We’re always reminded […]

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Your Mind and Your Life, Fighting Irrationality

I love to experience life and the world. To many it looks like I am defiant or full of challenge but really it is a zest for the experience. Maybe I have some kinesthesia issues. Recently during a scuba trip on Grand Cayman I was to find myself in a position I have rarely, if […]

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Farewell Poppy

On Sunday, January 6th, 2008 my grandfather, Honorico “Ric” Ciordia, known to many of us as Pop or Poppy, passed away. My grandfather was someone very special and dear to me. He had the perfect set of grandfatherly ways. He lifted me up in times of doubt and set me back on the path when […]

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Reflections of a Newbie Skydiver

Over the past few months everyone around me knows I’ve taken up sky diving. It has been an honor and privilege to work with the people at [Skydive Carolina](http://www.skydivecarolina.com). As well as have a wife that has been beside me the whole way supporting my actions. This year has been full of rare moments and […]

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First AFF Jump Accomplished

Friday, September 29th I went back to [Skydive Carolina](http://www.skydivecarolina.com) in Chester and with the help of Joey & Gene launced into the air at 11,500ft. I made a number of small mistakes and took a lot of lessons away from the jump. I had a great time and am looking forward to accomplishing more. Skydiving […]

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Poor Kitty

If life weren’t crazy enough my shorthair Tyson has begun a spiral I am not sure he will survive. Before we went to Transformus his eating pattern began to change. When we got back my mom who took care of him said he ate little to nothing while we were away. We watched him carefully […]

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