Liebster Awards

Gah! I've been meaning to do this for days, but life has this interesting way of inserting itself into your plans. So I'm doing it now! This is my post for the Liebster Award, which I was graciously nominated for by Lavender & Levity. If you haven't checked out her blog, do it now! You're probably… Continue reading Liebster Awards

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Ever Wondered…

Ever wondered what you would have done during the rise of Hitler in Germany or the Civil Rights movement in the US? The events of the last 6 days have had me reeling and asking myself that very question. I'm sad and outraged and worried and wanting to take action. What I am not is… Continue reading Ever Wondered…

Puzzle I Never Solved

Yesterday would have been my mom's 67th birthday. She passed away 3 years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. I know that's so cliche, but it's true. Our relationship was a complicated one . We were very different people. She valued things, appearances and other peoples' opinions. I valued… Continue reading Puzzle I Never Solved

No Magic Pill or Silver Bullet

I never had any intention of this blog being about my health, but it turns out, health takes up a large chunk of your life when it's not quite right. So here's a follow up to my last post. Mayo Clinic was awesome. Great facility, excellent doctor, caring staff. If it wasn't in Arizona, it… Continue reading No Magic Pill or Silver Bullet

Normal Is Not Asking Much

I'm sitting in the airport waiting for a flight to Mayo Clinic to see a specialist who can hopefully help me. Actually, I'm hoping this appointment changes my life to be perfectly honest...but no pressure. It's taken a lot to get here, including second guessing if I should be going to Mayo at all. I… Continue reading Normal Is Not Asking Much

Thoughts Before Bed

Not trying to get all Debbie Downer, but sometimes it’s astonishing how little I resemble the person I used to be. Once upon a time, I exuded happiness, excitement, kindness, love, determination…all that is good in the world. Once so full of hope for the future, I now find myself unable to envision a future… Continue reading Thoughts Before Bed

Graduation With a Side of Perspective

My wife graduated from junior college this past weekend. She also got accepted to UC Berkeley and will be starting there in the Fall to finish a Bachelor's degree. Words cannot express how tremendously proud I am of her and excited I am for her. She has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is. Going… Continue reading Graduation With a Side of Perspective