The best show I’ve seen on Netflix this month was its original documentary (of sorts) about Tony Robbins called “I Am Not Your Guru.” I was enticed to watch it after listening to an interview with him on Tim Ferriss’s podcast (for the 3rd time…all were great) in which he referenced the film by Netflix, and I’m glad I did.  It was insightful, motivating, and emotional for all involved–worth a couple hours of my time to watch.  Since then, I’ve read about half of his most recent book…






On Tuesday the 5th of July, I walked a mile in the rain to Hertz and rented what was supposed to be an automatic Audi but ended up being a manual shift Kia.  So, my first experience driving on the left side of the road would be with a stick shift (and the last time I owned a stick shift was in Summer 1999).  I was apprehensive. But, with a bit of concentration through the first several of the 500+ roundabouts we encountered between Edinburgh and St Andrews…






On Monday, we began our second day in Scotland with hopes of touring the Palace of Holyroodhouse, but the Queen was there, meaning no tours were to be conducted.  So, we walked to Edinburgh Castle and saw the prisons where (eventual) American POWs were kept during our Revolutionary War. Did you ever think about that?  The fact that colonists were taken as POWs and shipped to modern day Scotland to be imprisoned?  I hadn’t until I saw a carved flag in the wood. We also saw where loyal…






I thought we’d never see this sign. We arrived at the Atlanta airport in the early afternoon on July 1, intending to fly Delta to JFK around 5pm, but they evacuated our plane right after bumping me to first class, so we caught another plane, where I again got bumped to first class, and I worried whether we’d make it in time to board our plane to Edinburgh about 10pm and land at 10 the next morning, local time.  But instead, we diverted to Rochester, sat on the…