Stories Told. Lives Changed.
We enter adulthood with a plan. Maybe it’s hashed out over a cup of coffee or maybe a shot or two of tequila but nonetheless we were once pie-eyed dreamers standing at our threshold, staring out into the future, sketching a map that appeared direct and seamless and promised us the life we thought we […]
When I grow up I still want to see the world through childish eyes. A few days after writing Advice from the Dead, Chase and I were in the car together. I’m driving, he’s tucked in the backseat and it’s raining. Of course it’s raining. Stories like this are almost always punctuated by weather. With the […]
On a recent cold, wind-snapped morning, I asked class of college-bound high school seniors a simple question. What brings you happiness? (I know, a simple yet dicey question to ask a bunch of curiously bored 17 year olds). Their answers were both surprisingly PG and unsurprisingly boring: Sleep, Saturday, my bed, Netflix, my dog (because all he does is sleep). I […]
Last Thursday night, after I finished the final edits for “The Day I Learned I Couldn’t Jump (or Learning to Fly)” I couldn’t sleep. While writing that story, I felt like a guest at a reunion of sorts. Bill and Denise and the two chatty Cathys on the treadmill were in attendance. Although brief, it […]
This week’s post was inspired by writer Victoria Griffin’s Flooded: A Creative Anthology of Brain Injuries. Victoria was kind enough to invite me on her blog tour to further educate on the realities on brain injuries. I encourage you to checkout Victoria’s Kickstarter Campaign and support her awesome cause! The Day I Learned I Could […]
There are some nights I lie awake wondering how I got here. Not how I physically got into bed (I’m a few years away from that) but how I became a father, a teacher, a writer. I watch the ceiling fan spin, listen to my wife snore and try to comprehend the facts of my […]
Cindy and I decided today, a mild February afternoon, to take the kids up to the local park. So the kids mount their bikes and Cindy inflates the basketball and challenges me to a game of Around-the-World and of course I accept. At the park we offer Haley (7) a dollar to watch Dylan(2) on the playground so Cindy […]