Puerto Rican Ocean

You are the ocean, not the boat

By On June 8, 2016

I’ll read you this If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in… Read More



By On March 12, 2016

He walked heal to toe, slow Abstractedly balanced Down the sunlit Puerto Vallartan boardwalk The only place he’d ever go Outside the comforts of his own country Soon enough he’d go back… Read More

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By On November 16, 2015

Doughnut passed peacefully last night at home, in our arms. She was just shy of her 12th birthday. She leaves behind Jake, who we believe is around 9 or 10 years old.… Read More

Kauai Sunset
my work

Gladly, get me lost

By On June 4, 2015

Go alone into adventure just for awhile at least long enough to touch the surface of that dilating introduction, don’t pass up the chance to meet yourself in real time Careful not… Read More

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By On April 14, 2015

We picked up our lives—a flashing box of dark and repulsive moments, smashing them into the unrelenting ground until they dispersed to dust. Rightfully so, no one but us would get to… Read More

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That spot in time

By On March 8, 2015

The night you threw me down in the wet grass And kissed me in the summer rain The sound of the train tracks Pounding my heart alive A profusion of colors in… Read More


A little bit on Daring Greatly

By On February 12, 2015

I thought it was a problem I was only having with my employer. After reading Daring Greatly by Brené Brown and The Village Effect by Susan Pinker [and randomly, A Universe from… Read More

Michael Nyffeler
extraordinary people

Darkness and compassion

By On January 11, 2015

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of… Read More