Tuesday, September 23, 2008


When I first began this blog, it was purely to vent. I was looking for an outlet to express life and everything in it. I had just graduated college and was looking for something to do, and in my boredom decided to start writing and sharing my life publically. I no longer write to vent. Instead I write with the full knowledge and awareness that I have something important to share. Perhaps I've already reached the pinnacle of my blogging heights, and if that is the case it is no matter, I will continue to write. I like to think I have only scratched the surface of what could be a lifelong relationship.
I receive comments on my posts from a number of people-some funny, some serious, and others are of the kind that warms the heart. People who actually feel what I am writing. Thanks to all of you. I now write not to vent, but to share, and hopefully to create a connection and experience between me and you.
I ran to the other side of the world to start my life anew, and you know what, nothing has changed-except my attitude. The tabloid papers here got wind of my story the first day I was here, and things are just as crazy as they have ever been, minus one huge thing. I don't care what others think. After soul searching, reading countless books, writing endless memos and spending more time in my head than a 25 year old ever should, I have my life. That's all. Pretty simple. I make of it what I want, others will have their opinions, but mine is the only one that matters.
Do what you like, and like what you do.
Oh, and read Dr. Suess, that man was onto something.
Much love,


Taliesin said...

Hey Zach,

You just keep doing what you need to do, and squeeze that orange! Play ball for the guys who are under 6 feet and can't jump, and had to play flanker instead.


coachjw1@hotmail.com said...

Good for you!! I hope your basketball experience is exactly what you're seeking while in the motherland! Hopefully your life experiences continue to be full of exciting epiphanies! You're not even 30 yet... it continues to get better. :)

Marty said...

To me sharing is the the most important thing humans can do for each other. Knowledge is a fluid thing changing for the better when its shared with each other. We share much as humans. Food for our bodies and knowledge for out minds. Both build the soul. The knowledge and experiences you share are the most valuable things i read in starting or finishing my day. Your words read of wonderment and respect for the world around you. What you write isn't bla bla bal but food for thought. i can read and know exactly what your thinking. That has concerned me about my interpretations but it has come from reading your words rather than hearing them.

You are not running from any thing You just have a good understanding of when to play offense and defense. Your honesty says that. You are looking for acceptance and if you as we have discussed run that in you mind you body has taken you to where you are Israel.

I was relieved that you wrote of the issues you face with being honest in public with humanity, as reported in the press. Its the few the brave like you that will change the world. Problem is you may not see change now. But that's no reason not to work for it.

Saved this quote for you from Paul Newman. use it.......

Newman: "I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant."

Zach Do not not not let the press feed on you. Feed them what they want and like hungry dogs or sharks to blood they will give you the respect you deserve. Be prepared. Have four quick bites to qive them. Know them and be prepared to play them. The worst is you fumbling at the foul line and giving the wrong self absorbed answer. You have entered the public eye on a runway. You cannot back up now and insist on privacy. That's not why you started this game. Go to the foul line and give them the shot of a lifetime. No hoop all net.

In Basketball as well.

Having the confidence of i do not care what others think will work well. Its my life. sure that works.

Your a better player that that. Like every opposing team that met you on the court. All came away saying that guy, 32 man is he the best at his game he gave me a fight and taught me something new about the game i didn't realize.

Give that same game to your opponents in life. Give them the game of there life and give them a quote that will make them think as they head to the locker room the losers in your game.....