Love First … and Ask Questions Later

Love first, and ask questions later. I was in the air force and come from a military family, so the old saying, “Shoot first and ask questions later”, is imbedded in my brain. I feel over the last 10-15 years, though, I’ve been on a slippery slope into Love; in that, experiences, studies, and beliefs have … Continue reading Love First … and Ask Questions Later

The Power of Stories: Vulnerability, Courage, & the Getaway that Almost Sucked

“Vacuums” suck, by which I mean, in the absence of a story told, one will form in our minds, and it’s often not great! If anything, my wife and I typically overcommunicate, which I think is the best way to go. Yet, when it came to a couple of New Year’s weekend plans, we didn’t, with … Continue reading The Power of Stories: Vulnerability, Courage, & the Getaway that Almost Sucked

The Practice of Bowing

While Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back 🤣 my goal is to bring bowing back. Bowing, as in the practice of honoring the light in each person we meet, the lessons for growth into goodness in every experience, the wisdom from hurts and failures, and the happiness from gifts and successes. Truly, in many ways I believe the … Continue reading The Practice of Bowing

Following Peace

For as long as I can remember I've been a hopeful romantic. When I played with my Star Wars or G.I. Joe figures, I would almost always pair my lead character with a girlfriend or wife. All my favorite fantasy or sci-fi books, movies, and shows featured true love of some sort. I've literally told my … Continue reading Following Peace

Who am I Really? A Journey of Me to We to Everyone

The most devastating losses in my life (marital separation, divorce, nearly dying, loss of career, divorce #2 …) turned into my biggest gains. Each time I surrender, the more alive I become. The less I identify as “me”, the more truly me I am. As cryptic, woo-woo, and Jesus-like as those may sound, over and … Continue reading Who am I Really? A Journey of Me to We to Everyone

Living into Purpose and Fullness

One of the interesting side effects from my accident and visual disability is that before I plummeted off a cliff, I NEVER had to think about where the car was parked, worry about getting lost on a run in an unfamiliar locale, or fret about navigating a theme park. My body just knew where to go. … Continue reading Living into Purpose and Fullness

Being Awestruck Over How Incredible It is to Be Alive

With my 46th birthday just around the corner (Saturday!), looking back I can say one of the best parts about getting older is feeling evermore permission to be freely and fully my quirky and unique self! In the movie Last Christmas, a character observes: "There's no such thing as normal. It's a stupid word. Does a … Continue reading Being Awestruck Over How Incredible It is to Be Alive

Giving the Gift of YOU

The quality of my life is interconnected with the nature of what I devote myself to. Each day we give our time, energy, and attention to/for something. In other words, moment-by-moment we literally give the gift of our lives away.The only question is for what? Whether I'm aware of it or not, on the daily my thoughts and … Continue reading Giving the Gift of YOU

The Gift of Keeping the Light in Your Eyes Ablaze

While I love giving (and receiving) gifts, the present I most earnestly wish to share with others, especially my daughter, is to keep the light of their eyes ablaze with the flame of life in its zesty fullness! Honestly, by FAR one of the things I have the most angst over is how well I’m doing by … Continue reading The Gift of Keeping the Light in Your Eyes Ablaze

Being Great Full

I can't wait until ... things go back to normal, a vaccine comes, we can freely hug one another, our political and racial divides heal, I graduate, warmer weather comes, and the list goes on. What's on your "can't wait until" list? Mary Oliver said, "I don't want to end up simply having visited this world." As … Continue reading Being Great Full