I watched a man walking down the street the other night, he stopped mid-step and screamed at the heavens before turning and knocking over a newspaper stand. I felt for him. I saw the struggle he was feeling and it reminded me of myself, when I was younger. I always felt like there were two… Continue reading Two Halves of a Whole
Strength is not always found in your muscles and family is more than a shared genetic bond. I learned these lessons from the most unlikely woman. When I met her, she was being rushed into a trauma room with an oxygen mask on high and second degree burns on one arm. She looked like a… Continue reading Hero in a Dressing Gown.
I have been thinking about friendship lately and it's funny to me how simple it is to make friends as a child. Most everyone is on equal footing and all it takes is one thing in common. "Look, we're both wearing Converse, best friends forever!" But as we get older, we close ourselves off bit… Continue reading Friendship as an Adult
I am surrounded by amazingly talented people every day. No, that's not my secret, that's my reality. At work, I sit side by side and go toe to toe with people who have completed their Masters or Doctorate Degrees. With my budding writing career, I work with the most wonderful people who went to school… Continue reading My Secret
Do you remember where you were New Year’s Eve 2003? I could never forget. If I close my eyes, I can still see it. I can feel the heat from the stage lights, hear the cheering crowd, and smell the house brew being tossed back as if there were no tomorrow. I was nineteen and… Continue reading Zen and the Art of Electric Guitars.
The state of the world is not something I often lend commentary to, though sometimes I just can't help it. Rant: It is an idiot’s world, for the undereducated tavern-dwellers far outnumber the poets and philosophers. It has always been this way and it will always be this way. Though, ne’er has it been so… Continue reading It is an Idiot’s World
The unfortunate truth of adulthood is that growth and change are usually the result of negative stimuli and the things holding us back typically come from within. Pair these together and they make for a long road and a steep learning curve. Now I can’t say this is true for all people, but it's true… Continue reading I’m Loathe to Admit When I’m wrong
When life throws you a curveball it’s only natural to stop and take stock, to evaluate your choices and make sure you’re living your best life. I’ve recently had such a curveball and I’ve been making such an evaluation. Historically, my life choices have been made with financial security in mind. I knew from a… Continue reading Curveballs and Dreams