Thursday, March 7, 2013


The word philosophy come from the ancient Greek, which literally means love of wisdom. A philosopher is understood as a wise man.  "Phil"osophy is this above plus so much more.

"Phil"osophy: a lifestyle we should all try to strive for everyday; a badass fighter full of wisdom and light; a hell of a poker player dealt a shitty hand of cards. As the majority of hands don't go to showdown then it is logical that you need to play what you represent, not what you have...This is my buddy Phil.

If you are from Athens, went to UGA in the past decade, or even have a friend of a friend that went to UGA you probably know Phil. And if you know Phil, you most likely love Phil. There's not a bad thing you can say about this guy; I mean he is the man. He is the definition of living life to the fullest- a "Phil"osopher. He has been battling cancer since I have pretty much known him, close to 10 years, but by any means never let that slow him down. Cancer was never the topic of conversation with Phil because you would rather hear about his latest Odyssey or poker winnings.  The man has got some stories.

Phil has never missed a MelaNoMo'! in the 4 years that we've had them. He is always one of the first to arrive and last to leave. At the first event sitting around the fire after a few beers Phil and I briefly discussed our battle together stating that cancer sucks, but took comfort in the fact that two friends in their mid 20's were fighting it together, and are going to beat it together. And Phil, congrats my friend you absolutely did not let cancer win. You are inspiration to me and so  many others.

MelaNoMo'! this year will honor the "Phil"osophy we should all strive to be everyday.