Damn. I was in high school. Short Story and Poetry class, to be exact. Learning about Ernest Hemingway. We were talking about heroes. Hemingway’s protagonists were men’s men. Even Papa himself. He was in the war. He hunted. He fished. Africa. Paris. Key West. Havana. And he wrote. He always wrote. At the time, I… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
There is a quote that opens my book Lifting a Foot Forward that reads; “If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your own path.” - Unknown I loved that quote for the beginning of that particular book because the words to follow were intended to reflect my gratitude toward others, and… Continue reading If You Light a Lamp
At what point did we stop caring about what we look like when we leave the house? I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of tie-dye, so...I’m thinking the 1960s. Is it just me or has it gotten to the point where everyone is trying to out-ugly everyone else when they go out in public? … Continue reading #WWDBD | What Would David Beckham Do?
I saw this quote the other day. “I don’t ever lose. I either win or I learn.” The quote is attributed to Conor McGregor, the UFC champion and world class trash talker. For a guy that can annihilate opponents like he does, this quote is pretty appropriate. But I was thinking it has deeper meaning,… Continue reading I Don’t Ever Lose
I have a thing for old movie posters and book jackets. I put this together over a few hours. This was influenced by my love for anything Robert E. McGinnis had done for the James Bond series, but also by minimalist fan art found online.
Think about your favorite music. Your favorite song. That one that has you rockin’ & rollin’ while you're heading down the road. You know every word, every inflection. When it comes on, you’re the lead singer, the guitarist or the drummer. (Nobody pretends they’re the bassist. They just don’t. Bassists, I’m sorry. Get over it.)… Continue reading I Am Better Than You
I think we all have rules of some sort or another. Some are passed on like family heirlooms, our fathers instructing us on the ways of life whilst spearing a clueless worm onto a hook on a lazy Sunday afternoon. His mistakes in life had earned him a little wisdom, and he wanted to be… Continue reading Rule #4: You Can’t Want It More Than They Do
Let’s begin with God is a woman. And for the moment, we’ll agree all of your other assumptions are wrong as well. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, allow me to continue. The world as we know it is, shall we say, unknown. Oh, we know stuff. Lots of stuff. It is,… Continue reading The World is Unknown | A Tale of Hope
There are a few lessons we could all learn from Chrissy Teigen. First, goofiness and laughter are damn sexy. Sure, she might have beautiful skin, hair, face, body...But for anyone who has every watched her on Lip Sync Battle (Sandra and I LOVE it), you'll find the most attractive thing about Teigen is her wit… Continue reading One Easy Step to Be Like Chrissy Teigen
The cat is out of the bag…Today is my birthday. Even though New Years was twelve days ago, I’ve personally made another full trip around the sun. I’m 43, but honestly, that’s a number that doesn’t mean very much to me. I feel so good that I actually woke up this morning and forgot for… Continue reading Another Trip Around the Sun | Happy Birthday to Me