On Saturday, I'm headed out with a team from my church to assist in running a camp for kids in a pretty remote part of Alaska...well, what part of Alaska isn't pretty remote. Anyway, it should be a blast. I was just thinking that this will be my first plane flight without the kids in … Continue reading Plane Malfunctions :: Thoughts On Our Delusions Of Self-Importance
The boat rocks gently back and forth as you slide into the cool water. You feel your feet securely fastened into the bindings on the fiberglass board as the tension on the rope builds. A rush of adrenaline surges through your veins as you lift out of the water and begin to cut across the … Continue reading Wakeboarding My Way Into Your Heart :: Thoughts On Image Management
The last week in my house played out much like “Night Of The Living Dead.” One by one, each member of my family fell victim to a horrific stomach virus that left them vomiting and comatose. By Thursday, I was the only one left and I could feel it closing in on me. But, it … Continue reading Zombies, Sickness & Self-righteousness
When I was a kid, people sometimes called me “shy.” I hated those people…. At least, I hated them for that moment. I’m sure they weren’t trying to be mean, but I feel that I can speak for all introverts when I say that “shy” is always an offensive and unwelcome adjective. It conjures up … Continue reading Getting To Know Myself :: Confessions Of An Introvert
Guys get so mad at athletes who stay in the game “too long.” I mean, we can harbor serious resentment for these dudes when they don’t retire at the "top of their game." As if, somehow, their career choice actually affects the quality of our lives. Brett is the most recent casualty of this, but … Continue reading “You Used To Be Awesome” and other depressing compliments Brett Favre will have to get used to…
I think that the writer of the Superman story was a genius. I think this, primarily because they didn’t make their character a human (at least not one from earth). There are plenty of ways to explain an earthling having superpowers, as we have all seen in many a comic book or movie. He could … Continue reading Why I’m Not Superman.
So, I reached in my drawer this morning and pulled out a pair of socks. I slid one onto my foot and found that the heel of the sock is now flesh-colored. I thought, “I don’t remember that. Do I have hyper-color socks? Oh wait, that’s just my foot.” I had holey socks. So, just … Continue reading Holey Socks Batman!