Hate Throw Down

As much as I dislike discussing politics, I dislike what is happening in our country even more. My journey is unique but many share in wondering how everything went haywire with regard to how we relate and interact with each other in daily life. What I see happening in my little part of the world … Read more

Coming Out Ahead

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a book that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller called All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I read one of the seven million copies that were sold and thought it was wonderful. Most of us know about the lessons taught in Kindergarten but how many know … Read more

Pile of Hate

It is rare that I toss my thoughts about politics in to the arena but I feel like it is time. I am not going to convince anyone who to vote for or offer an in depth evaluation of any particular candidate or issue. I am going to talk about how important it is remember … Read more

No More Hiding

This week I decided to shelve my own words in favor of one of the most moving messages I have read in quite some time. Robin Maynard, the author, is one of the good ones. Simply put, she is as genuine, kind, and giving as you can get. She and her soon to be wife, … Read more

We Are Orlando

The longest week in recent memory just ended for many who call Orlando home, especially for those in the LGBTQ and Latino community. Uncertainty, fear, and grief are only one side of the story emerging in Orlando. The flip side includes overwhelming feelings of love, compassion, and unity. Time and again, when unnecessary and uninvited … Read more

Life Goes On

The first day of spring has come and gone. My family spent the majority of the weekend tending to the yard. Refreshing the landscape with new flowers and building a covered garden bed for our vegetables required all hands on deck. Our boys were eager to help and we noticed the absence of complaining which … Read more

Inside the Box

When something fascinates me, I think about it, a lot. My default thinking process includes careful analysis, application of logic, and considering the practicality of the solution depending on the problem or situation. Admittedly, there are moments I am guilty of practicing the art of overthinking with this approach. Fortunately, in the past few years … Read more