King

Ian

I couldn’t wait for him to be born. I was so eager to see him take his first steps. I waited on the edge of my seat to hear him form his first words. And now, all I can think about is savoring every moment he’s still fun-sized. I love him with all my heart, and one day a woman’s true love will make my boy into a man. But he’s my little prince until she makes him a king.

Throwback

I don’t typically like them older than me, but you can’t help who you fall in love with. So I met her, fell in love and knew I had to have her. Her name is Mercedes, she was born in 1951, and she’s absolutely beautiful. So, my German mail-order bride will be shipped to Los Angeles tomorrow.

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Strike

Russia. Ukraine. Israel. Palestine.

No matter where you’re from, you can’t like where these countries are going. We’re happy to watch a strike from a midfielder when one of these nations is trying to advance in the World Cup, but we turn away when their militaries and supporters strike at each other over and over.  One of the greatest benefits of modern technology is that these kinds of atrocities cannot go unnoticed anymore. The more you pay attention, the harder it is for injustice to exist.

Santorini

If I could advise you to share one simple moment with your most precious significant other, it would have to be Santorini. This place is heaven on Earth,  and the view is so magical you cant believe it’s real. But it is, and it’s here for you. I have been to many tropical places, beautiful beaches, and exotic destinations, but this place is historic and unique. Santorini is made of volcanic rock, which means that under this great beauty there was once great danger. Maybe that’s what makes the most beautiful things in this world so breathtaking – we know they could be gone at any second.

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Repaid

Most people have bucket lists that consist of travel to exotic destinations, large purchases, or death-defying feats like skydiving. But all of those can be accomplished with enough means – none of them require personal growth. To me, you haven’t really lived until you’ve done something for someone who can never repay you. That’s the ultimate manifestation of trust and giving, and something that takes a great deal of spiritual maturity to do.

The unique wisdom, experience and observations of Shobert Vartan.

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