Mystery Plants :: Some thoughts on kids

One of the weird things about moving into a new house being surprised by plants. Not that there's an Azalea jumping out and shouting at you from around the corner or anything. But there's still this element of surprise. The subtle, slow unfolding of little chlorophyll-charged mysteries. They just start popping out of the ground … Continue reading Mystery Plants :: Some thoughts on kids

This One Goes Out To All My YQ Peeps! (You know who you are)

It’s hard to put a gauge on change in your own life. It’s not something objective that can be measured. It’s more like something that you become suddenly aware of when the past leaps out of the shadows and into the forefront of your mind. Awakened by some familiar face, an old song, or a … Continue reading This One Goes Out To All My YQ Peeps! (You know who you are)

I Just Bought Identity, Affirmation & Love On Clearance…

I recently bought my very first clothing item from Abercrombie & Fitch (GASP!) Some of you are probably shocked because you're offended by their sketchy marketing techniques and others of you are just offended because I’m 32 and too old to shop there. Well, no need to worry, I’m not making a habit of it.  … Continue reading I Just Bought Identity, Affirmation & Love On Clearance…

The Things We Do For Community… Even if that community speaks Klingon, wears skin-tight costumes in public, and carries the rank of lieutenant on an imaginary starship

So, I’m going to make a pretty big confession here. I’m a recovering “Trekky”(or Star Trek fan, for those of you too cool to know such things).  I hesitate to say this because I know what immediately jumped into your minds - the freaky, geeked-out dudes in costumes arguing whether Geordi was a better engineer … Continue reading The Things We Do For Community… Even if that community speaks Klingon, wears skin-tight costumes in public, and carries the rank of lieutenant on an imaginary starship

Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Seven)

Day Seven We're leaving Echo Ranch today and headed into Juneau for our last day here. It’s been an amazing week in too many ways to recount right now. The counselors that seemed a little hesitant to connect with us at first have proven to be absolutely inspiring people. They’re actually very friendly and remarkably … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Seven)