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Tomorrow, I turn 37.  Blessed and thankful.

Brace yourselves – this is a long and windy one!

As I shamefully stated in my very first blog, in April of 2015 I experienced a huge failure.  1,508 more words


Wednesday Wisdom

“Obstacles can’t stop you.

Problems can’t stop you.

Most important of all, other people can’t stop you.

Only you can stop you.”

~ Jeffrey Gitomer

Wednesday Wisdom

Shuffle Along, or How a Musical Can Teach Us to Remember and Treasure Black Art

I have always been a closet fanatic of musicals.  I say “closet” as my bank account does not possess the sort of balance required to see the array of musicals I’d have to see in order to be considered a true connoisseur (I have never seen things like Cats or Phantom, for example).   2,549 more words



In the past, I have undergone many changes in which I must learn to adapt. That is why I cling tightly to my inner self, as it seems to be the only source of consistency I have. 306 more words

South Africa

The Metaphor of the Mountain

Recently, while visiting relatives in California, I was invited to accompany several family members on a Sunday morning hike along the coast. To a native of flat, land-locked Indiana like myself, this opportunity was highly appealing–at least in theory.  903 more words

Change Isn't Easy

Recently, I joined a gym. I’ve belonged to a gym before but, admittedly, it has been a few years. Now when I signed up, they of course asked me why I wanted to belong to a gym. 451 more words


You're Going To FAIL!!! (And That's Okay!)

Yesterday, I failed. Not a little bit, and not just in one area. I’m telling you, I FAILED.

I didn’t feel well when I woke up at 5:15 to run, so I decided to skip my run and get a little more sleep. 977 more words