I’m incredibly proud of my kids.  I’m biased, sure, but I contend my kids are pretty damn awesome.  And not just because I’m biased.  Because I think it’s true.  Understand something, too, that I’ve always been pretty….strict, maybe…in my expectations. Here’s my thing… Years ago, I was sitting in a sterile, non-descript room with a… Continue reading #HappyMothersDay

Dressed Up Like Yoda

Seriously, if I see another “Which (Insert Television/Movie/Pop-Culture Reference Here) Character are You?” post on Facebook I might just scream.  Loudly.  Like an eight year old that was just told he has to take a nap.  At 3:30 in the afternoon.  Because he’s cranky. Because… I am cranky.  Cranky at seeing “Which ___ are You?”… Continue reading Dressed Up Like Yoda

The Human Condition

A little over two years ago I began a new journey, a new chapter of my life if you will.  It was scary and exciting and overwhelming and so many other things.  It was my life in reboot.  Little did I know just how the past two years would change my life. I’ve grown through… Continue reading The Human Condition

Do Not Fear Moving Slowly, Fear Standing Still

It’s been way too long since I’ve sat down to write.  I could blame the holidays or the fact that I’ve been crazy busy lately.  But the fact is, I haven’t written.  No excuses.  And quite frankly, I’m okay with that.  It puts me behind where I wanted to be with several projects at this… Continue reading Do Not Fear Moving Slowly, Fear Standing Still

The Sleeping Shrimp | A Spanish Proverb

Camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente. It was one of the first sayings in Spanish that I ever learned, though, if I’m being honest, I had to write it down to remember it.  I wish I could remember the person’s name who taught me, too.  It escapes me. But not the message. … Continue reading The Sleeping Shrimp | A Spanish Proverb

Mondays Suck?

I saw this image online early last week.  I've been waiting, impatiently, to share it today, a Monday.  It reminds me that, for many reasons, we come to dread the first work day of the week.  I know, I've been there.  It kind of starts Sunday night, right?  You start thinking about work or that… Continue reading Mondays Suck?

When the Days Go By in a Blur

Kevin drew on his pipe and leaned his head back in his chair.  His favorite chair.  He had felt like he had been running, physically running, for nearly his whole life.  Not for any reason other than he felt like he had to keep busy.  Kevin felt like there was a responsibility to move, move,… Continue reading When the Days Go By in a Blur

You Create Your Own Cool

I like to begin each day with a dose of positivity and motivation. It helps me stay on track toward achieving my goals, because achieving goals isn't always easy but getting discouraged can be. Today I found an article online that fits perfectly into what I call "Morning Motivation". 6-year old Danny Keefe has health… Continue reading You Create Your Own Cool

Happy Birthday Dad | Stop Trying to Kill the Ball and Other Life Lessons

18 November, 1945. My dad would have been 68 today.  We lost him way, way too early.  But as each sun rises and sets beyond our last hello I grow more confident he is still with me.  He was forever a teacher, a coach intent on doing all he could to help me succeed.  Sometimes… Continue reading Happy Birthday Dad | Stop Trying to Kill the Ball and Other Life Lessons

Piecing the Perfect Puzzle

My life has been a little fractured of late, but not necessarily in a bad way.  Just fractured in pieces.  Maybe that isn’t even the best way to describe it.  More like a puzzle, I guess, when you open it for the first time and the picture on the front turns out to be a… Continue reading Piecing the Perfect Puzzle