April 10, 2022 – Justice, A Poem By Ryan Torrens

Justice They say justice is blind. No, justice can see.   But so many wonder, if it’ll ever be given to me? Justice ain’t blind and it ain’t free. For those who are broke, no justice will there be.   Is justice bought or is it a right, For prince and pauper...

March 25, 2022 – Tonight, A Poem By Ryan Torrens

For some reason, I wanted to write a poem tonight when I got home.   I don’t know how to write one, but that’s okay. I’m going to write one anyway.   Maybe it’s the many things in my head that need to come out. Better to write it out,...

March 25, 2022 – Increased Alcohol Addiction: Another Collateral Consequence of the Pandemic

The New York Times published a disturbing yet informative article on March 22, 2022, detailing how alcohol-related deaths increased by 25 percent in 2020 compared with 2019. In fact, among adults younger than 65, alcohol-related deaths actually outnumbered deaths from...

March 18, 2022 – Rich Roll’s Inspiring Interview with Tim Ferriss

The other day I listened to an inspiring podcast interview and felt compelled to share about it. It was Tim Ferriss’s recent interview with Rich Roll, a former attorney turned endurance athlete extraordinaire. While the entire interview was interesting, the most...

November 6, 2021 – Reflections of 5 Years in Recovery

I recently celebrated 5 years in recovery from addiction to alcohol. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for being granted this gift of recovery, a gift so many struggling with addiction find illusive. I will never know why I was given this opportunity to live a...

November 6, 2021 – A Tale of Two Cities

My wife and I recently went on a trip to Islamorada in the Florida Keys for our third wedding anniversary and to Palm Beach for a business meeting. What a striking reminder that we very much still live in a Tale of Two Cities. At lunch and dinner, my wife and I would...