Heart Shaped Glitter

Going out on a limb. Is anyone else noticing the love/hate vibe surrounding the only official holiday celebrating love and relationships? Depending on your relationship status or overall mood, Valentine’s Day can represent all that is good, or all that sucks in life. Cue the hearts, flowers, and chocolate. If you believe the hype, lovers … Read more

Cursing Like Sailors

Is blogger’s block a thing? If it is, then I have been suffering from it for a couple of weeks. So much is happening, at lightning speed, my mind is struggling to sort out facts and deal with the emotions. I suspect many are experiencing a similar phenomenon lately and hope I am not alone … Read more

The Ugly Present

In the days after being released from the hospital, Yvette asked me many times if I was planning to write a blog. At first, I chalked her constant questioning up to the good drugs, she was not very lucid. At some point I realized she was serious. My response was the same each time. No. … Read more

Our Mother Lode

Our family is in the weeds. I am talking the over the head, dense, thorny, and blocking out the daylight kind of weeds. I learned this phrase when I was a child and overheard my chef uncle talk about what happens when the orders pile up more quickly than they can be filled and sent … Read more

Lions and Lambs

How did your day begin? Did you spring up out of bed and attack the day or did you hit the snooze button a few times? Personally, I am not a snooze button type of girl. My feet need to hit the floor within moments of the alarm going off or my chances of starting … Read more

Face the Strange

Do you ever wake up and have random song lyrics pop in to your mind? And stay there? There is a name for that. Stuck song syndrome, also know as an earworm. For the past three weeks it has been impossible to interrupt the loop that keeps playing a single lyric from a David Bowie … Read more

In Her Head

After reading my last blog about anxiety, my wife Yvette was inspired to contribute her perspective on life with an anxious person. What follows will offer insight, wisdom, and encouragement, but I am pretty biased. Judge for yourself. This week my wife wrote a blog about living with anxiety. I am a professional photographer who would … 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

Love Your Body

It is natural to feel afraid when a relationship ends. When a marriage ends, everything changes. Entering the dating world is not something most look forward to. The process of learning about a new person and opening up is scary enough on its own. New beginnings bring their own special version of fear to the … 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