My First Trip Abroad: England

At the age of 34, I applied for my first US Passport. Historically, members of my family have never left the United States, either due to lack of opportunity or a lack of interest in seeing other parts of the world. Myself, I have always had a lurking wanderlust, a drive to learn about life…

Keith Kaspian – “Eye of the Needle”

Under the name “Keith Kaspian” I’ve written some deep atmosphere electronica/trip-hop music. “Eye of the Needle” is an album I’m very proud of, and it has such a unique character and rich vibe. It’s beat-driven but very heady, mystical, and in some ways spiritual. I wrote this album between 2017 and 2018 during the midst…

Kaspian Tea – A Short Story

Preface In 2011, after a night out with my dear friend and mentor—an Englishman with a bottomless tank for Guinness—I came home a bit toasted. My wife was sound asleep with our infant son, and as I sat on a couch in our loft I was stirred by a totally random urge to write something….

A Healthy Sense of Significance

One of the most important things to leading a fulfilling life is a sense of significance. We live in the era of instant connectivity with a global community, where the individual is forced to weigh his or her significance against the multitude of lives playing out on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. How do your achievements,…