Under the Weather

It’s not the way that you wanted to get it done, but sometimes your body just decides that it is time. Your breakneck speed finally catches up to you. No, you are not superhuman. And no, you can’t do everything you want to do, no matter the barrier. This is not the sniffles, you are […]

Risk Taking

Risk taking is not something I can even pretend to be an authority on. In fact, I marvel at my friends and colleagues who put it all on the line. The absolute stress that I imagine they must go through is overwhelming to me. I am proud of them, and I want to emulate them, […]

Coming Home

Coming home after a long time away is like breathing in fresh oxygen. The familiar after absence is just that much more comforting. If you are careful traveler, and have cleaned appropriately before you left, when you come home everything looks, smells, and feels refreshingly mundane. Don’t get me wrong. We should absolutely get out […]


The flow pulls me in Over the edge I fly with the water Foaming, expanding, falling Flowing, going, Going, gone I am in my head Again Trying to break free Of that which holds me Down Let it go Let if flow Let it drift on tides To places unknown The rush and the roar […]


The mist rolls in Over the evergreens Reaching to heaven Layer on layer Into the blue distance A beautiful cliche That never tires My eyes were stuck Through winding roads And endless paths Into, over and around The mountains For a lad from the prairies It is a breathtaking sight To have the world swallow […]

Long Travel Days

There is something hypnotic and frightening to me about long travel days. I can’t help falling to sleep in the car while my mind wanders listlessly through endless storylines, to-do lists, and vague imagination. Sometimes I will even break into a little anxiety, just to shake things up. But now there is something to do […]

On Theme Parks and Storytelling

On theme parks and storytelling, I have recently had a lot to explore. While traveling with my family, we have visited several parks as part of our vacation. We have been on some exceptionally good rides. Roller coasters with digital elements blended seamlessly into the background. But what stands out, at the end of our […]

Over Relaxed

There may be a point When you become Over relaxed Where the cares of this world Melt too far away To even be acknowledged There may be a point Where you don’t feel The pressure to perfome To write To feel to create Where the world Isn’t watching Your every move There may be a […]


Exhaustion melts my motivation Like a candle in the sun Waning and falling over In a useless clump There is no energy No passion in the midday sun The heat oppresses Compresses And compels lackadaisical thinking Thoughts foggy Memories cloudy Purpose opaque There is no such thing as energy In the tropical sunlight Unless it […]

On Pain

As your average sufferer of pain, I often wonder why this is such an important feeling for us. To know that something needs attention should be enough, so why were we gifted with the sharp, searing feelings in our bodies? My thoughts on pain have shifted silently as I grow older. Pain is necessary. It […]