After the really wonderful response I have gotten lately and some very sweet comments from new friends have decided to re-introduce some of my favorite pieces since this Adventure began in 2010. I will post a link to the piece and some "director's notes" about what I wanted to do or with the piece or why my grammar sucked or the reason it was verbose.
Keep in mind most of these are much longer pieces than what you have come to know from me and if you have a little time I am hopeful you will take something home with you.
Without further to do (as my old boss would say) :-)
My Dinner With Malcolm Gladwell (Parts 1-4) - Without question the story that kick-started my blog and introduced the world to my relationship with Malcolm Gladwell; Author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. If you have an hour to kill, read all 4 parts and learn the truth behind the mystery :-) (LONG)
Disco Birthday Breakdown Series (Parts 1-4) Not only does this piece tell the story of why my wife and I were pushing an Audi A4 wagon along an Italian Highway at 4am, it gives insight into the world of Puglia, Italy where I worked, played, loved, suffered, and grew as a man from 2008-2010. There are so many errors in my copy with this and it is quite long as it is really meant to be a chapter in an upcoming book. (LONG)
Ghosts of Matera - This short photo essay details a haunting day I spent in this stunning superannuated village in Basilicata, Italy. This is about images and feeling. If you are short on time this is a good piece. (Very Short)
Why Am I Here - My homage to my own reasons I choose the path I am on. Some of you whom I have recently met share much of this with me and I would be pleased if you would give this a read. (LONG-ish)
To Juliet On Our 2nd Anniversary - Likely the most honest piece of writing I have ever published. It took me a moment to list this as I was emotional after reading it. There would be no Blissful Adventurer without my Juliet. (Just Right)