WOW – Season 3 Finale of The Walking Dead

April 1, 2013

Thoughts about the Season 3 Finale of The Walking Dead

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna
Enigma, Return to Innocence

My thoughts about tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead may surprise you. My intention is not to hand out a fist full of spoilers.

Hristos a înviat!

Truth can be found in the strangest of places.

Even in a television show about a zombie apocalypse. Even in one of the bloodiest episodes of The Walking Dead…

Andrea: “No one can make it alone now…”

Daryl Dixon: “Never could.”

No one can make it alone


This is an ontological truth – we don’t need the world to end to understand this truth. We don’t need an apocalypse (zombie or otherwise) to understand that as much as we have a right to be here, so others also have the right to be here.

Deeper than this is the truth that we are here not just for ourselves, but also for others. Just as they are here for us.

As my friend, Jack King, often says – We are connected. In his book, One With The People, Jack tells the story of a young, Native American girl, that receives wisdom. Among the things she learns on her journey to become a leader, is the sacred circle that connects us and gives us meaning as participants in the goodness, wonder and beauty of Creation.

Check out Jack’s book here:

Disclaimer: I receive no financial compensation whatsoever by this link to Jack’s book or by the sale of his book.

Daryl and Merle Dixon

No one can make it alone

If we fail to understand this truth, together – this broken world will fall apart. And nothing will save me, you or the ones you love from the horror, pain and anguish of what comes with that.

No amount of ammunition. No store of canned food and MREs. No level of preps will save you and yours.

No pre-pubescent Carl Rimes kind of psychotic bravado will take back what was lost – a world in which we had every opportunity to love, to shine bright and unlock a greater human potential. And that is something we all need to think about. Sooner or later. Hopefully, sooner.

We want something more.

And that something more is us. Together, we are something more.

No one can make it alone

Do you get it?

Stan Faryna
31 March 2013
Fairfax, Virginia


Judgment Day

December 31, 2011

Judgment Day

by Stan Faryna

Stan Faryna

Christian Hollingsworth

I’ve been trying to write a blog post to wrap up the year. It’s not coming easily to the keyboard. My mind is distracted by pain. I am surrounded by it in a manner of speaking. My stomach, my bowels, my back, my legs, etcetera. I have several challenges to overcome and my recovery from salmonella is slower than I like.

The one human being that stands out this year. The one man that stands above all others for me. The one young man this year for which I am most grateful of another’s service to me is Christian Hollingsworth. His Week of Faryna rocked my world, his very generous donation to Nisha’s water project rocked my heart, and his personal card of encouragement that I received by post -it lifted me up.

Not because the Week of Faryna is fresh on my list of people and things for which I am grateful!

The timing, however, is perfect. Because it was a difficult year set with many challenges and, yes, even traps and petty conspiracies. Nonetheless, it is good to end the year overwhelmed with gratitude. Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Ready for Love? And Other Social Media DOHs. Faryna Podcast EP5. #nicheamnesty

July 25, 2011

Are You Ready for Love? And Other Social Media DOHs (aka Stan Faryna feat Moby)
by Stan Faryna

Play the soundcloud player to hear the podcast. Or download it here. The podcast sounds awesome with earphones or played on hi-fi speakers. Try it and tell me what you think.

Mobile users: you should be able to hear the podcast here.

This blog post was inspired by @makeness, @mylifestylemax, @janetcallaway, @drjackking, and a few other people that don’t do Twitter.

I’m letting them go. Things. All the things that don’t make me happy. Right now.

See them fly away. Read the rest of this entry »