It's crazy that my last post was nearly ten years ago. There was additional content from later 2011 and 2012, which I posted on a self-hosted site (versus my archive, which was hanging out on WordPress.com's free servers). This content was lost because I was too broke to renew the hosting this year. The lost… Continue reading Why I am Bringing My Personal Blog Back After a Ten-Year Pause
In last my post I made the dubious decision to use subtlety and innuendo to reveal my identity. Since that failed to elicit a response, I'm re-approaching the topic with directness: I'm the Messiah billions of people have been waiting for. (I respond well to the name David.) Global warming, COVID, fires, floods, riots, mortally-afraid… Continue reading I’m the Messiah, This is the Apocalypse, Got Work To Do, Need Support (Bonus: Jesus and Other Friends are Back, Too!)
Weird things have happened all my life, but my relationship with Petra Koegel has to top them. I've been mulling it over for almost 20 years, and much more so following major psychic upheavals that began, and have continued since, August 2019. Rather than throw around my and a few others' opinions about what it… Continue reading What Would YOU Think If Ray Dalio’s Personal Assistant Said You Were the Reincarnation of Many Great Kings?
I have most of a first-draft that outlines the events of the last year and a half, which, for anyone close to me, knows have been the most difficult of my life. In the spring of 2019, I had a thriving real-estate innovation consultancy, an unrivaled professional network and reputation, an amazing and adventurous relationship… Continue reading David Friedlander’s 2019-2020 Real-Estate Focused Sh!t List
Fortunate for my readers, I have finished watching the PBS documentary about the Mormons, but not without a comet’s tail of inspiration from these hardworking, family-oriented, non-drinking, upright Utahans. Many know that the two most important figures in Mormon’s founding were Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Smith was the guy who found the gold plates,… Continue reading Facing Doubt and Indecision the Mormon Way
In the fall of 2003 I was pretty lost. I had just been spit on by my recent ex-girlfriend—an emotionally unstable, 10-year-my-senior, ex-stripper with an adolescent child—having finally broken up with her after 5 unsuccessful tries. I was calling myself an actor and model, but would go on a casting or audition once a month… Continue reading Transform Your Life for $550 (or not)
Right now I’m reading the autobiography of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and watching a PBS documentary about the Mormons. Aside from mutual obsessions with the afterlife, you’d probably assume that these two parties have virtually nothing in common. The Swiss doctor, famous for writing “On Death and Dying” lived a free spirit, constantly eschewing conventional female roles,… Continue reading Are You an Individual or a Follower?
Yiddish: Mentsch tracht, Gott lacht. English: Man plans, God laughs. On Christmas day, I left for Florida to hang out with my family for a week. It’s something I’ve done for the past 20 years. My dad and stepmom’s side of the family congregates at a place called Longboat Key on the mid-western gulf coast. … Continue reading Make 2011 The Most Processive Year Ever!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U Watch video for perspective. Sometimes we find ourselves doing, and enjoying, things that totally oppose our sense of aesthetic congruity. For me, this happens every Tuesday at spin class. Once a week I enter a glass-enclosed studio where 20-or-so of us pedal stationary bikes, showering sweat, while our instructor Elgin, a fun, femmy, tall… Continue reading We Are All Going to Die!
“Between stimulus and response is our greatest power—the freedom to choose.” Stephen Covey Quotes like Covey’s are like spiritual Sweet-Tarts, sugary rushes of wisdom lacking real nourishment. Who hasn’t gotten inspired by Goethe’s “whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” My… Continue reading How Meditation Messed Up My Life