Provocative and at times incendiary, “Escaping Culture – Finding Your Place in the World” challenges readers to rethink societal hierarchies and philosophical questions. How do we define culture, race, ethnicity, spirituality and identity? How do we find meaning and purpose? How do we better relate to each other? How do we define morality? How do we interpret our mortality? How do we interact with the world around us? How do we control, enhance and empower our lives? How do we find our place in the world?

In a socially fractured world filled with people seeking answers to higher consciousness and meaning, it offers as testimony, an authentic telling of cultural rebellion, humor and heart rendering anecdotes. And of life discovered, marinated in an introspective stew of indulgence, compassion, and redemption.

Escaping Culture Printed Book

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More Than Nothing

Think Aja by Steely Dan. Classic-rock fusion: cultured; rock with harmony; driven yet laid back; half-time percussion with subtle high-hat nuance. Funky guitar; distinctive keyboard and saxophone riffs with intermittent double-time back beats thrown in for good measure. A seamless fusion of rock and jazz; a composition living between genres: old school and new wave. That’s my brother, Ric.  […]


Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem sends a powerful message – to increase the volume and channel dissenting voices in the direction of a deaf (and dumb) nation.

Silver Bullet

Progressives seemingly can’t distinguish the difference between political party loyalty and political leverage, rendering their crusade transfixed between harnessing the power of an emergent movement and shaping it.  It’s paralysis by analysis.  So desperate are Progressives for the direction they’re unable to distinguish sheepdogs from liberators and prophets from profiteers. Exploited, abandoned, and betrayed by […]

Alternative Facts – Women’s March on Washington

As impressive as the Women’s March on Washington seemed – it wasn’t organic or an inspired grassroots movement. Democratic Party establishment brokers astroturfed it.

An Elaborate Hustle

How many of you follow “The Young Turks?”  Sorry, you’ve been played.  Unless of course, you insist on getting news analysis from yet another assemblage of self-appointed “progressive activists” interpreting left-leaning political discourse.  

Off With Their Heads

T he Queen of Chaos is dead.  Politically, speaking.  The only thing left to do – to build a truly progressive agenda – is to guillotine (politically speaking, of course) the remaining members of her royal court.

State of Grace

If nature, as Ralph Waldo Emerson righteously proclaimed, is elemental and comprised of a commodity; beauty; language; and discipline.  Then ART, it follows, is nature refined and emblematic of; and, by the MIND of man. ***Petra, our family’s Abuela (grandmother) – Yaqui Native-American –                    Painting, Dorothy […]

Only Women Can Save Us

It’s early April, a typical Seattle rainy afternoon. I’m staring out my home office window, nursing a Negra Modelo, and for no apparent reason my mind drifts to differences between men and women. I’m a man. I know men. I’ve played with them, worked with them, competed against them, fought with and against them, hired […]

The Baker Within Us

I’m a slice of marbled bread, surrounded by white loaves, captive in a baker’s rack, waiting to be displayed in the storefront counter. “Whiteness” in the appetite of man eludes and, at times, overwhelms me.  Embedded in every conceivable medium, archived for posterity, true or not. Its myths secure, legends immortalized, legacies glorified. What about the rye and pumpernickel […]