Wakeboarding My Way Into Your Heart :: Thoughts On Image Management

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 Empty Office Next Door (or maybe, Friends Are Friends Forever…kind of)

The office is empty. The desk is vacant. There is a line of dust on the bookshelf that reveals the place where books once rested. And my friend is gone... Off to the next leg of his journey, with his wife, baby and beloved bicycle in tow. I had known for the better part of … Continue reading The Empty Office Next Door (or maybe, Friends Are Friends Forever…kind of)

Brake Light Awareness :: Urgency vs. Importance

About two weeks ago a friend told me that the brake lights were out on my Ford Explorer. I still haven’t replaced them.  I did actually buy the new bulbs though. I can prove it. They are sitting inside the truck, where they have been since last Thursday. Now, before you start leaving “helpful” comments, … Continue reading Brake Light Awareness :: Urgency vs. Importance

Auto-Tuning Your Life :: The Long-term Effects Of Short-Term Convenience

Many of you only know Auto-Tune as a sweet app on your phone that makes you sound like T-Pain. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg that is auto-tuning. Auto-Tune is a digital recording tool that automatically adjusts the pitch of a singer to the correct note when they miss it. It was originally … Continue reading Auto-Tuning Your Life :: The Long-term Effects Of Short-Term Convenience

Virginia Is For Lovers… and Weather :: Thoughts On Seasons Of Life

I lived my entire life in Virginia. That is, until I moved to Florida six years ago this month. There are many things I miss about life in Virginia but most of them are really more about the seasons of life that occurred there and less about the place itself. I think we sometimes glamorize … Continue reading Virginia Is For Lovers… and Weather :: Thoughts On Seasons Of Life

Getting To Know Myself :: Confessions Of An Introvert

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