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)
I apologize to all of you who waited by your computers in vain last Wednesday for another blog post. I hope your fingers aren't too sore from constantly refreshing the page and hoping that a new literary masterpiece would appear. And by all of you, I mean... mom. Anyway, I am going to post my … Continue reading Journey To The Frozen North… In The Middle Of Summer :: My Alaska Journal (Day One)
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
Have you ever received a Christmas gift from someone that you didn’t have a gift for in return. Do you remember how it felt? Did you feel the sudden urge to lie to them and tell them that you left their gift at home. Or to quickly repackage the gift card that you still had … Continue reading Bug-Infested Trash Trees :: Some Thoughts On Grace…
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?
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!