Storm Chaser

I really don't openly discuss my hobbies.  They are my own and they speak more about me than I ever could myself.  But, since this time of year is really one of my favorites not because of my birthday or that it is summer.  Rather, it is the time of year that severe weather season…

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You, Damn Kid…

So, I've had a lot of time to think about the future lately.  In less than two months, I will be 32.  No wife, no children, and probably the worst thing about it is being that I have no idea when, or even if, those things are in the cards for me.  The thought of…

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…

Fantasm

Before anyone goes and critiques my artistic ability, let me preface myself by saying that I have very little to no graphical talent.  But, I will also say that the above picture is mine.  It isn't a clone of anyone's visual representations of an image.  It is mine.  Solely mine... not much to look at,…

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…