I had a buddy hit me up on chat today and ask: “How do/did you figure out what to do with your life? (you’re kind of a mountaintop guru in my head, except wearing a t-shirt and shorts.)” How does anyone not reply with such nice flattery. He reminds me of me. He’s more trusting […]
And about time I start to get loud, too. I’m tired of testing.
In the last three days I’ve been louder on Google Plus communities & LinkedIn than I’ve been in…well…ever. I’ve been more active on social media and I’ve been less that kind. Well, less than kinder than normal. More to the point – I’m not letting as much go. And it’s because I really don’t have […]
Things I learned atop a mountain in Alamogordo, NM (AKA “Happy Thanksgiving” – 2012).
As I’ve probably stated on this blog before, my Senior year at Denom U was when I finally had my first emotional break down. I lost the girl of my dreams. I knew I couldn’t go to seminary. I went from direction, motivation, and purpose to debt, days that would never end, a room without […]
Why I Haven’t Written in Nearly Three Months
It’s almost 3am, nearly 3 months since I last wrote on here. I’m on a couch up in Duneland. We tried margarita recipes. I’m not drunk, but I can see that neighborhood from here through the soothing peach light of the street lamps. My mentor Douglas Karr would point out that one shouldn’t stop writing […]
On this hated day
Study any canonical text long enough, be it religious or law, and you’ll find something credible to support your position. For every… “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu There’s a… “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” – […]
Cherry Trees vs. Cherry Hedges: Which Is Better?
Compare Prices at Amazon.com Price: typically it’s buy 2 get two free for $9.98 (not a type-o: it’s $9.98. save that penny 🙂 ) + $5.95 S&H official affiliate link I love As Seen on TV. It’s the only place where you can find ads for Cherry Hedges with voiceovers by an Archer-impersonator and backed by a […]
The great Three Floyd’s Smoked Turkey Sandwich recreation
How does a Turkey Sandwich from a brewery compare? For starters, when we were at Three Floyd’s we got to see the turkey get carried back from the grill, smoke still rising from the skin. Then, we had great high-end beers when we received the crafted sandwich. And the smoked turkey sandwiches were served on […]
Graciously, My Grace Is Gone
Somewhere last night between the rain-soaked moments while slipping out to the saloon’s side patio in the brick alley between rounds so MaxPower could sneak a smoke, a conversation awoke. After we purged ourselves of professional anxiety, we helped each other repel down to those visions of dreams fulfilled. I talked about Book of Blues; […]
Smart at Lifting Heavy Things
Prophet’s rebuilding a 3-wheeler. Marie is shaving down the carpet around the compartment doors on her brother’s bass boat. Since my handy man skill set consist of “being smart at lifting heavy things,” I’m on the sidelines out in the backyard at Prophet’s house chronicling the final steps of the great fishing boat restoration of […]
Recreation – The Simple Things I’m Forgetting
I keep tellin’ a buddy of mine that balance of work and recreation is needed in life. If you don’t do both you’ll have neither. My buddy calls my advice hypocritical. There’s a point in that logic. I keep preachin’ it but I never end up doing it. Playin’ ’round and lookin’ up stuff for […]