Life Changing Moments are Overrated Anyway

We all have those times in our lives where there is a definitive moment, a life changing realization, where things will never be the same. For many of us, it involves something amazing. Perhaps you found God or religion in the unlikeliest of places. My pet sitter found Buddhism in my bathroom once when I … Continue reading Life Changing Moments are Overrated Anyway

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Reality Bites

Background A few months ago a writer's group I all too infrequently get to attend (shout out to my lads and ladies at Pints and Prose) issued their first writing challenge: take the following prompt and write a story less than 3000 words using it. The prompt was, "Someone walks into their house and it’s … Continue reading Reality Bites

Dia de San Patricio

On this St. Patrick's Day Eve, I'd like to express my gratitude to this country... no, this country's people. Right now I'm pissed at this country, and about 63 million of its inhabitants. However so many of its people make every day an amazing one, especially days like tomorrow. Every St. Patrick's day I dress … Continue reading Dia de San Patricio

Time, The Death of Princess Leia, and my Wife’s 40th Birthday Party.

Once, a little over a  year ago, I wrote on this blog about how I was going to change. About how it was going to be different this time. I was going to be a better man, a better father, a better role model because I wanted to be around for my grandchildren and a … Continue reading Time, The Death of Princess Leia, and my Wife’s 40th Birthday Party.

A Wonderful and Terrifying Reality of Being a Teacher, and Why I Can’t Quit Now.

Originally this post was going to be all about teaching, and about a student who stood for all students, and how we, as teachers, can affect a life. But then life happened, as it does, and I put it off. Now, the election happened, and I must do something about how I feel or I … Continue reading A Wonderful and Terrifying Reality of Being a Teacher, and Why I Can’t Quit Now.

9/12/01 – Never Forget

I remember, like so many others, exactly where I was when I heard the first plane was flown into one of the Twin Towers. I was sitting at my desk at my customer service job, answering phone calls, processing claims, and listening to The Howard Stern Show (very quietly). I remember there was some commotion … Continue reading 9/12/01 – Never Forget

Bozeman, Part 2 – Bear Spray and Salmon Sandwiches

I told you there would be more. First, I cannot stress how much the idea of something eating me alive bothers me. And not just in the logical “Something is killing me, I must live” basic response to that idea; it’s one of the legit fears that I have. I’ve had nightmares of being consumed by something, … Continue reading Bozeman, Part 2 – Bear Spray and Salmon Sandwiches