My mother and I did not always agree.
As a child, I acquiesced as children must, but as an adult, I was prone to speak my mind. Once, at age 19, I chose to be too vocal within my mother’s reach and promptly had my mouth smacked. Stunned, I walked away in silence, not to [...]
When my children were toddlers, they liked to wriggle away from me to hide in the center of a department store clothes rack. They delighted in the game of hide-and-seek and while I frantically searched for them, they quietly enjoyed a little taste of freedom surrounded [...]
When I finished, I had completed 10 ziplines, 2 bridges, 2 rappels, and 3 short hikes. The longest [...]
Today is National Coming Out Day.
Yes, I am coming out. In a manner of speaking.
I am straight person coming out in support of the freedom of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals to love whomever they may chose, and to live life without discrimination and persecution of any kind.
Last Sunday, I had at least one thousand books adorning the shelves of my den. I can’t be sure how many where there because I gave up counting when I hit eight hundred. I don’t know why I started counting the books in the first place, or why eight hundred was the [...]
Yesterday I was reminded my body has an expiration date. I know I will die someday, but the dreamer who drives my soul doesn’t like to think of such things. The statistician in charge of my brain on the other hand, does expiration mitigation calculations thousands of times per day. I just don’t like [...]
I once had the privilege of being the marketing director for a large ski resort in the southeast. It was a cool job, with many perks–free skiing and snowmobile access. I even had a furnished condominium on the property as part of my compensation package.
These perks were meant to [...]
I have nearly 3,000 songs on my iPod and the Little River Band’s Reminiscing shuffled into rotation today for the first time in over a year. It was oddly suspicious timing considering where I am on my life journey because music carries such strong memories for me.
Hearing this [...]
Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor, posed this question Tuesday via Twitter: Where was God in the Aurora Massacre? On the CNN Belief Blog he added, “It’s a fresh take on an age-old question: Why does God allow suffering, natural disasters or – if you believe in it – evil?”
I saw the Tweet [...]
I’ve often attributed the way my brain works for my life’s successes. It’s also the most significant contributor to my failures. This is especially true in difficult life situations when instead of fostering deliberate thought, my brain allows me to fall easily into old habits of coping, [...]
My Happiness Manifesto