For the past couple of weeks, each bright, new, hopeful morning has been accompanied by the misery of itchy, swollen eyes, mucousy coughs, unrelenting sneezing and a runny nose that flows like the Euphrates. This isn’t new for me, in fact, for most of my life I have suffered under the tyrannous reign of allergens. … Continue reading Allergies, Needle Anxiety & Growth
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
So, today I decided I would start a series with the blog. I don’t think it will be a consecutive series, meaning that I don’t think every week for the next 3-4 weeks will be about this. But I have several different posts in mind and I think I will write them all eventually. What … Continue reading The Gospel In Literature :: What’s In A Name?
As a kid, I always had a very active imagination. I could entertain myself for hours, with nothing more than my own thoughts. Sometimes creating alternate realities where the fate of the world would ultimately depend on my hand-to-hand martial arts combat skills. Or I’d be heading up some rock band that I single-handedly propelled … Continue reading The Death Of Robin: How Grace Killed My Dreams…
I started drinking coffee in the 5th grade. My parents did it and my older brother started doing it, so I figured I should give it a shot (no pun intended). And like most kids, college girls and girly men, I killed it with an irrational amount of cream and sugar. It was something like … Continue reading Room For Cream?
Yesterday I was in the middle of my normal morning routine… shower, clothes, brushing teeth, flossing (eh, who am I kidding… I floss, like, twice a year). Anyway, the TODAY show was on, as usual. And I hear a little knock on the door and Gavin walks in, “Daddy, can you tie my shoes?” Which … Continue reading Parental Advisory :: This Book Contains Explicit And Violent Scenes
The Christmas story has got to be one of the weirdest stories ever told. An unwed teenage girl gives birth to God in an animal stable in the middle of the night. That's an odd story. Not to mention, the dirty old shepherds that started showing up with their funky smelling sheep. I’m sure Mary … Continue reading Back Alley Advent
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.
It may come as a surprise to you, but I don’t own any sheep. I never have. But I’ve seen the picture on the wall in Outback Steakhouse of the dudes shearing sheep, and I’m convinced that I’d be good at it. Man-handling a big, fluffy sheep and holding it down for a haircut. It … Continue reading The Art Of Sheep Shearing
I hate going to the mall. Every time I walk through a mall I feel like I’m having an unspoken dialogue with the mannequins in the store windows. Mannequin - Hey… You’re jeans are too baggy. Me - What? Mannequin - You’re jeans are way too loose and your shirt has the wrong buttons. Me … Continue reading Conversations With A Mannequin