October 14, 2016

Yes, that’s today.

There’s nothing monumentally special about today, but it’s a good a day as any to be appreciative.

As I heard on someone’s voicemail yesterday, “Not all days are good days, but there is good in every day.”

That’s definitely true today.

Today, and everyday, for the past 18 days, I’ve gotten a reliable slice of good in my days. It comes in the form of letters from my girlfriend. She started writing them a while back so that I would have something to look forward to when we were not together. She lives 5 hours away.

The letters serve as a reminder to me that I am loved, to remind me how beautiful/special she is (that’s my takeaway), and to count down the days until I move to be with her.

Today’s letter was my favorite, and to me, displays why she has the most beautiful soul of anyone I’ve ever met. It’s truly awesome to get to see the world through her eyes, and be a part of something so beautiful. Soooo, I thought I’d share it with you (without her permission). To share some of her with you, in hopes that it/she might provide a ripple effect of good in your life as well. Continue reading “October 14, 2016”



Just walk.

That’s often all I want to do.

I went outside of my house to run today and I found myself doing just that – unknowingly walking. Well, maybe not unknowingly, but it wasn’t what I had stepped outside to do.

I was supposed to be running. Continue reading “Walk”

Chapter 5 – AutoCorrect Off

Spoiler alert. I’ll go ahead and start this chapter by breaking the news to you all that I did not become Chuck Norris. Le Sigh. Maybe the worst or best parenting decision my parents ever made stopped that from ever becoming a reality early on.

Basically, due to my rambunctious and somewhat violent behavior in elementary school, I was put in in-school counseling around the first or second grade. Something along the lines of anger management for little people. Continue reading “Chapter 5 – AutoCorrect Off”

Thank You for Saying YES

Thank You

Thanks you for saying yes.

Maybe none of you said it in capital letters, but I thank you all the same. None of you had to say yes, but you did, and I’m really thankful for that.

I don’t take a single bit of it for granted, and that’s why I wanted to take some time to express my gratitude to all the women in my life who have previously said yes to me; in particular, to those of you who I’ve been honored to call my girlfriends or my wife.

I’ve not only wanted to say those things to you for a long time, but I wanted to write my own thank you letter to all of you because I’ve seen too many other letters out there that just don’t add up to my thoughts on love or any of you. You’ve probably seen them all too, you know, the articles out there that thank people for saying NO, or that thank people for breaking up with them, or that thank people for letting them go. They’re all so depressing and negative in tone I feel, and it seems as if they only serve to boost the self-esteem of the person writing them so that they might feel better off afterwards.

And that’s why I’m writing my own letter to you, because I wanted my letter to you to be different. I wanted my letter to be positive, because I don’t feel like I’m better off without any of you, I feel like I’m better off having had each of you in my life.

So again, I thank you. Continue reading “Thank You for Saying YES”

Why I Write

You are not alone.

That is the primary inspiration behind all my work. To share in a trust that certain feelings and experiences we have as human beings allow us to form an inexplicably surreal common bond between us. A bond that should be shared and nurtured at all times. For it is our humanity, our perfect imperfectness, that makes us all human. Continue reading “Why I Write”



That was the word the doctor used when he walked into the waiting room to inform me of my father’s death.


All I could think was, “What, is he some kind of fucking car battery or something?”. Expired…What. The. Fuck?!

I mean I know it’s gotta be a shitty part of your job to have to inform someone that they just lost a loved one; but damn, whatever list of words you’ve compiled to use in that scenario needs to be shortened by at least one.

Expired. (SMH) Continue reading “Expired”

Fear Not, My Friend: 10 Tips For Overcoming Fear

(Yes, that’s me. Middle school wasn’t my best look ever. But, hey, all things are possible with a No Fear t-shirt)

Fear Nothing

I just rediscovered this list that I wrote for a friend a while back.

I was asking her for ideas on new articles/something to write about, and she asked if I could come up with a list of tips for overcoming fears. So in a very short order, voila. I came up with these 10 (and I added one after).

I thought I’d share it with everyone because I know that all of us grapple with fear, and by sharing these 10 tips maybe some of you will find some solace within. Continue reading “Fear Not, My Friend: 10 Tips For Overcoming Fear”