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I’ve traveled my entire life, the benefit of being a military brat, working in entertainment, and travel and tourism. My globetrotting ventures have taken me from Spain to Fiji. The unique cultural experiences of each destination fueling my desire for more. For those who know me, my passion to see the world is legendary. The night before my scheduled departure, I typically never sleep, my heart races bordering on hypertension, my palms become unbelievably sweaty---it's a bundle of nervous energy that six miles of jogging and weight training doe...

Marfan Syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue that holds our organs and blood cells together. Fifty-nine-year-old Philip Pilgrim nearly died on the side of a busy New York roadway from a genetic mutation he knew nothing about. Moments after nearly passing out behind the wheel, Phil found himself on an operating table, where doctors replaced a 13-inch section of his aorta and the aorta valve. Unfortunately, the surgeries didn't stop there.

April 14, 2017

Alzheimer's, globally, affects over 44 million people, including 5.4 million Americans. This degenerative brain disorder is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. My mother is one of those suffering a slow brain death, for which there is no cure.  She's already lost most of her memory dating back sixty years. At some point, she will more than likely lose control of certain bodily functions.

I've written a book Rusty's War: A Battle of the Mind.  It's available here on my website, or at your favorite retailers. It tells the...

February 27, 2017

This story below appeared in The Huffington Post back in June 2016. I have since completed a book of my mother's battle with Alzheimer's, Rusty's War: A Battle of the Mind. It's the painful story of my mother's battle with Alzheimer's and how she came to depend on her dog, Rusty, to cope during the early and moderate stages of this dreadful disease. Trust me when I tell you, a lot has changed since this story originally appeared, much of it so painful to share, I was somewhat reluctant to have it printed. Only after much deep thought and reflec...

January 2, 2017

The unrelenting power of the “Southern Strategy” is arguably the single biggest impediment to America’s survival as a democracy. The ability to push fear of “other” is easy to disseminate and even easier to absorb for an American populace looking for simple explanations to explain life’s complications. In the meantime, our democracy suffers a slow painful death by a thousand hateful words from a power elite that, with few exceptions, thrives on the fear of “other” at our collective expense.

President-elect Donald Trump’s assent to power is just...

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