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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding Extraordinary

I am not rich. I mean, I know where my next meal is coming from and I have a healthy family life, so yeah, I am rich. But I wouldn’t say that I am wealthy. Which only means that I can’t pay for extraordinary. Would I like to go to Disney with my family and […]

Seeing the Work

It’s a funny truth that I keep losing track of, but the more consistent you are with your writing, the better your ability will be at seeing the work. After a bit of a rollercoaster, being back on a writing schedule has me absolutely jazzed daily. I look forward to this time I have set […]


They say that laughter is the best medicine. Whoever they are, they are right. There is nothing more cohesive, more inspiring, and more cherished that absolutely losing your mind in laughter. And it is such a strange experience. Think about it. Total lack of your physical body. It should be the most embarrassing thing on […]

On Culture

After a pretty awe inspiring moment during our travels tonight., I had some thoughts on culture that I never would have expected. You see, as we travel deeper into the southern United States, I am struck by the beauty of the differences. First, the stuff that everyone seems to know already. While Canada may have […]