You have something to say to the world. What you have to tell the world may sound similar to what others are saying, or what has already been said, but no one can SAY it like you can. Your voice–not just the sound of it–is comprised of thoughts, personality, values, upbringing, experience, and a certain... Continue Reading →
Starting a new job is exciting! You get a blank slate, new friends, challenges that hopefully fit your experience, among many other perks that come with the new digs. The start of the year is high time for people taking new jobs so I thought of a few things that will hopefully be of some use to you along the way. There's no doubt that you're first days and months on the new job are important and will make a lasting impact for the good or the not so good. Below are some helpful tips to get you going in the first year.
I'm sitting here trying to get some work done while listening to a playlist on Spotify called Peaceful Piano. Isn't it amazing how a simple melody from a piano can stir the heart to tears? Just me...? I'm transported back to my college years sitting in a practice room where my wife, then girlfriend, would... Continue Reading →
My wife and I are watching a series on Netflix right now called The Crown. It's about the House of Windsor featuring the long reign of Queen Elizabeth. It's hard to believe that she is the longest lasting monarch in Great Britain's history with a total of 65 years at the time of this writing. ... Continue Reading →
There's a scene in Thornton Wilder's play, The Angel that Troubled the Waters, that captures the essence of waiting on God to fix the broken thing, or things, in our lives. The scene is a medical doctor that comes to the pool everyday wanting to be healed of his own depression, anxiousness, and deep sadness. ... Continue Reading →
Disclaimer: this was a creative writing excercise I did a while back. I do not have a boa constrictor for sale but I did post this on Craigslist for a day just to see if anyone would respond and got about 10 emails with interested people. --- What started out as a present for a... Continue Reading →
It's not often you find someone so like-minded as yourself. He had me at: Seasonal Depression C.S. Lewis via Even on the Cloudy Days
Potty training a boy comes with difficulties but it's all a part of being a dad. A child learning to use said potty is not an automatic irradiation of child's reluctance in wiping own rear.
I remember as a kid always being interested in asking questions just so I could answer it myself. My favorite was asking others "If you had three wishes, what would you ask for?" "More (or unlimited) wishes!" was the typical response from the majority of those I asked. I could have written a fairly large... Continue Reading →
Have you ever taken one of those online personality tests? There are so many of these tests out there ready to tell you what color, animal, or number you are, what Hogwarts house you belong in, what Seinfeld character you are, and so forth. I've been intrigued by these for years. The first one I... Continue Reading →
I heard it said while watching Disney's Meet the Robinson's a few years back. It's a great movie with a quirky but lovable family, an antagonist you'll love by the end of the movie, and this mantra, "Keep moving forward." I'm a forward thinking person but I also have a deep love for the past. It's... Continue Reading →