Archive for September 2013

Remembering to use the buddy system as adults

I’m not a mountain climber and my fear of heights will probably keep me off any steep cliffs for a long time.  But that’s not to say I haven’t done my share of strenuous hiking in my time and in relatively remote areas.   Those times out in the wild have taught me valuable lessons when... Read more »

Tough Love – a letter to my younger self

Dear Mark, Pardon me, but I think you need some tough love and I need to be blunt and extremely honest.  Life at 18 may seem tough, but you haven’t seen anything yet.  Your life is going to be a roller coaster of emotions and experiences.  Some good, some great and some are going to... Read more »

Dear Professor Hawking - The Afterlife is no Fairytale

“I think the convention of afterlife is a fairytale for people afraid of the dark.” Whoa! Stop the Bus.  What? This was the statement that stopped me in my tracks today.  The afterlife is a fairytale? For people afraid of the dark?  That’s a pretty bold statement.  That statement was made by the renowned Professor... Read more »

How My Kids Make Me Whole And Then Some

The last several years have been some of the most enlightening years of my life.  When I finally learned to take off the mask, I learned a lot about myself.  I learned what makes me complete, what makes me whole. I’ve learned that I have to be myself no matter the consequences. I have learned... Read more »

Unable to shake the tears of losing my brothers and sisters on 9/11

To be completely honest, I debated whether or not I was going to write about 9/11.  For many of us, this day holds some very deep and extremely painful memories and my memories are no different. Twelve years ago today, like many of you, I was at work with no access to television or radio. ... Read more »

If you haven’t walked a mile in my shoes then sit down and shut up

I don’t normally go on rants.  I try my best to keep a cool head and be the voice of reason, love and understanding. But even Christ showed his anger in the Temple when he turned over the tables of the moneychangers. Some of the events in the world lately have gotten under my skin,... Read more »
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