Blog – Pink Robes and Uzis

You No like’a the Chop?!

This coming Wednesday is Mick’s birthday. He would have been 59 years old and he passed away on February 28th, 2017. I can’t believe it’s been almost 8 months since my partner of 15 years succumbed to cancer. Amidst the tragedy of his death, I often reminisce in the brilliant stories he would share. This […]

The Weight of Dissatisfaction

My mom has always been very fit and thin. My dad was always heavy and not athletic. I am more like my mom with some serious tendencies from my dad. How do people get fat as they get older? Is it their age, an aging metabolism, abuse of the body in your youth? Did you […]

I am a Sick Man!!!

The fall of 1988, I’m about twelve years old. It’s a cold fall night in Palos Verdes. The house that I grew up in sits at the top of Portuguese Bend Canyon and overlooks the ocean and Catalina Island. It’s a beautiful place that has the feeling of isolation and privacy permeates in every woodchip […]

I Said Tuck and Roll Ladies!!

Karma is a bitch. My dad was a bigot.   My dad was the sort of bigot that society permitted and even supported. I cannot think of a time when my dad would not criticize or judge people. I mean everyone was grist for the mill: men, women, children and even animals! My dad was […]

How Best to Explain el Patron

When I first thought about writing these stories it was over 20 years ago. My mom and I had often discussed the numerous and outlandish stories about living with my father. This blog is actually named after one of my favorite stories about my Dad, but I’ll save that one for a later date. It’s […]

The Deadliest Slipper

So before we get started a few things that you should know. 1) This story does not make my Dad look good. He was a deeply flawed man and yet, he tried to love me as best he could. 2) This story highlights some dark truths that happened long ago. Never was an old slipper […]

Your Meditation Bomb!

  The story I’m about to tell you has many layers for me. It’s painful, sad, honest, empowering, inspiring and even funny. Most of all it demonstrates the path many of us must walk on the road to self-development through meditation. It was the second module of my most recent therapy training YATNA (YOGA AS THERAPY […]

I Open at the Close

With every ending there is also a new beginning. This is the first post to the Blog Pink Robes & Uzis. It’s a strange title I know: it will all be made clear with time. If you’re reading this post, then there is a high likelihood that we are personally connected and this is a […]