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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Elpis

Before I get into the mix of all this, I'm going to be pretty open.  There are some things that I've really wanted to talk about lately.  Some of which are pretty heart heavy.  So, who knows what I'll really want to say.  Maybe I'll figure it out when I say it.   Who is…

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,…

Better Place

Anybody who knows me worth a damn these days know I've had two major issues that I've been having problems resolving:  Getting older and feeling guilty.  The getting older part is obvious but the feeling guilty part... not so much.   It's been almost three years since one of the most human guys I've ever…

Just Stuff

Things have a habit of just happening.  A lot of the time it's when we least expect them to and we aren't ready for the impact that these events carry.  However, there are a few times in which these events are welcome and embraced as part of our ever-changing identity.   Recently, I had just…

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,…