You are the sky.

You are the sky.

Endless, Boundless, Eternal.

There was a You before you were born, there will be a You after you die.

You were created in Love, you will die in Love, you will know Love through eternity.

Your entire life here is just a cloud, passing through on a sunny day.

Your greatest joy, your greatest sorrow… mere raindrops.

Everyone you meet in this lifetime, everyone you’re connected to?

They are a part of this eternity with you.

Nothing is Permanent.

You are the sky.

(written May of 2020) 

(View of Skyway Bridge, taken from Ft. Desoto on a glassy calm day)

Hard times, Hard men.

Hard times create Hard men.

Hard men create Soft Times.

Soft Times create Soft men.

Soft Men create Hard times again.

Better to be a warrior in a garden, then a gardener in a war.

Better to be a dangerous man in safe times, than a safe man in dangerous times.


What’s coming?

Are you ready?

Ben Alexander

February 24: 2023

Creativity is truly unlimited.

Check out this goofy video:

I’ve been putting goofy shit up on YouTube for a the last few weeks.

And serious stuff as well.

Almost like someone with split personalities.

Goofy shit occupies a different section of my brain… the CARTOON part of my brain.

The Ren & Stimpy truly disturbed part of my brain…

But then I do serious stuff as well.

This is proof that there is no CAP or limit on creativity.

A stapler, a pistachio, some Hershey’s kisses and a handful of walnuts.

Ben Alexander

A typical MONDAY in January, 2023!

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Comptine d’un autre ete…

I was driving and this popped up on my Spotify:

The song made me think of my girls, Grace and Claire.

Don’t know why, it just did.

I’ve been delving into classical lately, here is another great piece:

There is no downside to listening to classical music, for me it clears the mind, and you can listen while doing other things, like writing, riding a motorcycle, or BASE jumping off a 10 story building.


January : 2023

The latest and most RELEVANT medium.

I started filming YouTube shorts with my phone after watching 50,000 ??? of these short little videos over the last 6 months or so.

At the same time I’m writing an Old Timey BOOK, that I will actually publish at the end of 2023.

But damn, my creative energy is waking me up at 4AM, excited about my next idea.

Everyone watches these, almost at the level of addiction. Like… cocaine.

Here’s one, kinda silly:

I’m getting ideas LEFT and RIGHT, it’s the craziest thing.

I posted this clip and it got 100 views in the first hour:

I hope everyone is having an AWESOMe January!

Ben Alexander

Jan : 2023

I cracked the code on Book Three.

The new book is already at 5,000 words, and I started writing this past Sunday.

30 minutes of writing every morning, then I STOP.

That gives me 23 hours to come up with the next 1,000 words.

30 minutes daily is 182 hours of writing per year. That’s an entire book.

900 words a day, times 365 …. that’s 330,000 words.

I’ve also been doing 30 push-ups every morning to reach 10,000 push-ups on the year.

I know, 5 days in is not a habit… yet.

All I have to do is keep writing my book 30 minutes every morning.

In a minute I’m putting on my shoes to go for a 30 minute walk.

If it takes longer that’s ok.

Writing is 100% self discipline, and I have LACKED the right habits for the last 48 years.

As long as a few solar leads rolled in and I was paying the bills I SETTLED for that. Oy.

GOD wants me to live up to my potential, and watching goofy YouTube shorts and getting FAT does not help me get there.

Also… gotta take down the Christmas tree today… and the rest of the lights on my house.

It’s January, the New Year awaits!

Ben Alexander

Jan 5 : 2023

UPDATE JAN 22 ::: book is coming along, about 45 pages, 18,000 words.

I’ve stayed consistent.

Dry Erase markers, Goals and Daily Activities!

This is the mirror in my bedroom bathroom.

Kinda looks like the crazy ramblings of a madman.

Goals for 2023, and daily activities I need to get there.

10,000 push-ups in 2023? You just need to complete 28 every day.

10,000 seems like a ton of push-ups, 28 is really pretty achievable.

I’m writing a book called “2023”.

Spending 30 minutes WRITING every morning.

Anyone can spend 30 minutes each day working on a goal.

Let’s see what happens.

Happy New Year!

Ben Alexander

1 : 2 : 2023

LAST day of 2022.

My buddy John is having surgery today, so I drove out to Morton Plant hospital to see him.

Stopped in the little hospital chapel to pray, took the pic above to remember the moment.

Kind of a rainy crappy Saturday to end 2022… on the radio they were talking about the megamillions lotto getting up to $750 million, so I bought three tickets:

I started thinking about all the stuff I would do if I won a gazillion dollars, charities I could donate to, people I could help, where I would live, etc…

And this gave rise to an interesting thought experiment: a massive amount of money gives us more choices, but in thinking about becoming a multimillionaire I realized that I have similar choices even if I just remain a modest middle class guy…

For instance :::

I decided to cancel my engagement to a lovely woman, because I realized I wanted a partner with different belief systems.

I’m willing to be single for awhile until I find the right woman.

I’ve been thinking about getting into some form of ministry, maybe even going to seminary.

I like doing consulting work / sales coaching… I like the challenge, the engagement, how it adds value to the lives of others.

I want to get really healthy in 2023, slim down, put on muscle, wear the skinny clothes in my closet.


I don’t need to be a millionaire to do these things, they are all within reach at my current income.

In 2022 I spent more time volunteering than in any other year of my life… and I had the highest year of income in my life.

Go figure.

Olga and Vlada have been living with me since June, and I’m glad I could help them out during this season of our lives.

Just a year ago I knew nothing about Ukraine, I had rarely fired a gun, my life was different.


My friend Marcus became a father in 2022:

That’s Apollo, he’s gonna become President of The United States someday.


I’m glad I can be here for Olga and Vlada, they’ve had a rough time since they fled Kyiv (with Russian missiles falling on the city).

I’ve always thought that the best things in life are the odd surprises, those plot twists of life that no one could foresee.

In 2023 I’m going to keep putting good karma OUT THERE, and I hope there are more unexpected surprises!

And if I win the $700 gazillion dollar lottery?

I’m gonna disappear off the face of the earth and only 3 people will have my number!

Happy New Year!

Ben Alexander

12 : 31 : 2022