Cannoli Donut Diet

February 6, 2018

From the festival’s name my hunch was that it would be an uncommon foodie adventure. I threw my normal eating habits to the wind when I passed by the Cake King of Astoria Queens' table. They invented the canolli donut. I had read about this new creation, but hadn’t dreamed of tasting it today

The supersized delicacy came with a hefty price tag of $7. Instead of the hard fortune cookie type pastry shell, it was encased in a fluffy dough that shouted, “Yum”. There were only a few plain ones...

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Away & Awake

January 30, 2018

My around the clock local adventure happened by accident. I tried to talk myself out of it without success.

I was to attend a twelve hour overnight Philosophy conference at the Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza Library, followed by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Sunday Service and attend a NYC matinee performance, Could I dare to do this on two successive days without sleep? 

I knew that I could do it if I set my mind to it. The conference program was exciting and it got edgier as goers became...

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Arctic Blast

January 8, 2018

Thousands of strap hangers in New York City rose to the challenge to participate in an international day of silliness by riding a New York City subway in their underpants, despite the really frigid temperature.  I was one of them.

I did it for the uncommon adventure. I did it to meet new people. I did it to live in the moment with abandon. I did it for the joy of accomplishment. I did it because I’ve done it before and it made me think, "I am capable of even bigger things."

Afterwards, the...

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Looking Back

January 3, 2018


2017 was a year of growing my personal brand and doing things that were off my radar.

I ran with my ukulele passion by developing accelerated learning programs. The model energized people to succeed with fun and adventure.

I took a step back to assess my experiments with making uncommon adventure common.  The depth and breadth of the results showed that I had become an Experience Artist.

I invested the month of December to be my authentic and playful self - as a personal celebration....

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Holiday Brass

December 23, 2017

The idea of tuba enthusiasts of all ages collaborating to create a orchestra of professionals and novices to perform a holiday concert intrigued me. The more I learned about how this came to be, the more it shouted “Authentic Experience” and the more I wanted to attend.

The ticket was free, parking was free and it was a standing room only crowd. When I arrived I could feel the energy in the building. The three dozen or so musicians onstage in the auditorium played well together despite the...

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