New Year’s Resolution #5: Be Inspiring

For those of you that actually read my journals, you are well aware I’ve made New Year’s Resolutions this year.  That is significant because I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.  But as Resolution #2 is Break My Own Rules, I thought I’d start with making some decisions about my life.  Specifically, my health. If … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution #5: Be Inspiring

It is This Love

It is not that first date. Or the first kiss. It is not that first Valentine’s, that was clearly a hit. It is not the night you both felt so much. The first intimate moment, that look or that touch. It is not the trip or the pictures you took. The dozens and dozens of … Continue reading It is This Love

Why We Need to Stop Talking About Pete Rose

I enjoy good debate as much as the next person.  Well, no, I don’t.  Not anymore.  Good debate has become a thing of the past, a relic of days gone when men acted with class and chivalry.  As a culture, we held ourselves to a higher standard.  Sure, money was objectified and deified as it … Continue reading Why We Need to Stop Talking About Pete Rose

#MorningMotivation | Captain Phillips’ Leadership Lecture

Captain Richard Phillips speaks with a quick, high pitched New England vibrato, the type of vocal cadence where you nearly miss every fifth or eighth word being said but the message still gets across. When Captain Phillips speaks the message is clear, he is a man who is confident in his ability to lead others … Continue reading #MorningMotivation | Captain Phillips’ Leadership Lecture

When Success is Dressed Like Failure

“You don’t conquer the mountain, you only conquer yourself.” Jim Whittaker My plans for 2015, I think, are ambitious.  Maybe too ambitious.  But I’m okay with that.  It’s important that goals push what we’re capable of doing.  I think there’s a chance I won’t accomplish all of my goals for the year, but I think, … Continue reading When Success is Dressed Like Failure

Being Social Isn’t a Bad Thing…But Not Today

The world is a social place.  It’s okay, I do it too.  You’re proud of yourself, your kids, that new recipe.  Being social isn’t a bad thing. Except… Sometimes we are living our lives through the wrong lens. I want to share my life, my experiences, my ups, my downs.  I want you to be … Continue reading Being Social Isn’t a Bad Thing…But Not Today

Gimme Five with Singer/Songwriter Barry Harris

When I first started doing GimmeFive, I reached out to artists that I know and whose work I love. But the world is a pretty big place, and I’m a pretty small guy. I miss a lot. What better way to learn about new artists then from other artists? So…I asked my friends who they … Continue reading Gimme Five with Singer/Songwriter Barry Harris

New Year’s Resolution #4: Write More

My friend Brett and I have certain traditions that we’ve loosely kept up through our ten years of friendship.  One such tradition is our annual New Year’s Eve trip to the mountains. It’s a loosely held tradition, but one we’ve been loyal to the past few years.  NYE 2014 was no different.  In fact, it … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution #4: Write More

The Best Christmas Gifts | A Poem

A warm, friendly fireplace roaring to life. Surrounded by family and friends for the night. Food on the table to fill us with joy, and desserts in the oven to add much delight.   Games in the parlor with laughter and cheer. The old men in the corner chat over their beer. The kids run … Continue reading The Best Christmas Gifts | A Poem

THE RANT: Jon Stewart and the State of the News

It's hugely disappointing to see someone with Jon Stewart & The Daily Show's influence and financial resources not do their diligence with their "reporting".  Entertainment or not, this show is (sadly) a major source for real news for young adults.  You know, the ones who will lead this country one day? I won't talk politics … Continue reading THE RANT: Jon Stewart and the State of the News