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)

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

Day Five It's Thursday, I think it's day five. There’s a temptation to grow accustomed to whatever environment you find yourself in. I imagine this is part of getting comfortable and I'm sure on some level it's helpful, but it’s also kind of a bummer. Each day that passes I find myself a little more … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Five)

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

Day Three I woke up and started the day sitting by the waters edge, looking out over the mountains and reading through several of the Psalms. I marveled at how the same God who set the foundations of the earth could love me, care for me, and be a help to me when I need … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Three)

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

Day Two Okay, so I have a now have compelling urge to buy Xtratuf boots. They are quite the “in” footwear here in Alaska. And although I’ve never in my life desired to wear, much less own, a pair of rubber boots that come up to my knees, I suddenly feel very envious of those … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day Two)