Dying Words

First things first, to anyone who reads this thing... Effective September 1, I'm going to post twice a week or at least try to for all of you.  So, look for that as I post pointed and not so pointed content in the coming months.  Now that I've said that...  So, lately I've had this…

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Twenty Minutes

When I woke up today, the last thing I honestly wanted to do was reflect on points in my life that had come and gone.  However, I was reminded by an awesome colleague and even better friend of this: "These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your…

Bill of Rights

So, oddly enough, my best friend asked me if I was still feeling good about things.  Normally, this isn't such a big thing because it is something he usually asks me about whenever we talk.  But, this time was different.  He asked me how I felt about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." So,…

Odds Are

Every now and then, I'll be driving from somewhere to somewhere else and a song will play on the radio that just shoots from the hip and strikes the heart and just holds me accountable. Part of growth is learning that risk management isn't always taking chances or making decisions based on numbers.  There's an…

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

As of right now, I can honestly say that there hasn't been more of a scratchy and rough spot in my life as there's been right now. I've always felt that I was in the most trouble or danger as when I feel the most comfortable.  I feel like I've had to lead a very…