I’ve been writing notes for years, on all kinds of topics. This is a good chunk of the complete archive, no-holds-barred, you’ll find other blogs under Projects & Interests:

Chatting with Phyllis Serene on Emotional Fitness

I had a wonderful time chatting with Phyllis here at Mestizo in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. We discussed a wide range of applications, all grounded in healthy emotional fitness. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this talk. Can you relate? Am I missing anything? Do you agree with how relevant I think this is for all […]

Turning 53

It’s my birthday today! Since I don’t have my familiar peeps around me to have a big birthday bash, I’m going to share myself as fully as I can hear. It is what I would be doing at a birthday bash, being myself, being open, telling my truth. … being Me to the best of […]

Emotional Health is Key to Mental Health

This article at Men’s Health fired me up! I absolutely agree with the article, but it’s essential that we address our emotional health as well. If you’re interested, here are some freebies to consider for your emotional health: https://burtlo.info/offerings/the-emotional-development-series/  

The Case Against Grit

Inspired by this article at The Atlantic, I had some further thoughts on The Case Against (and For) Grit. The Case Against Grit I absolutely concur with the premise of the article, that it’s a challenge to know whether the first passion in a person’s life has sustainability; I put that word in italics because […]

On Sobriety Challenges…

Please consider this, that the point of removing vice is to get clearer about your core being. I’m not talking about your core physical being, I’m talking about your core existential being, your spiritual self. What’s the opportunity of getting sober? Inspired by this article on vice.com, I was moved to express a more complete […]