Category Archives: beautiful things

What Death Leaves Behind

“I mourned her uncomplicatedly and absolutely.” ~ Julian Barnes, Levels of Life I hope I die first. I’ve loved Steve for such a long time. I don’t dwell on thoughts of death, and maybe it’s just a weird, self-flagellating tic, … Continue reading

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Providence or Something Like It

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I was naked, eyes closed, head against the wall of the building pictured above, soaking in a tub of steaming water … Continue reading

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Musical Obsession: Foals

“You put the snake oil under my tongue, show me the door, the way to be free. Cause you know the moves that only you do make fools of a boy like me.” ~ Snake Oil For awhile now Foals … Continue reading

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Dirty Mind

There’s something about you, baby It happens all the time Whenever I’m around you, baby I get a dirty mind It doesn’t matter where we are It doesn’t matter who’s around It doesn’t matter, I just want to lay ya … Continue reading

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Badassitude

“You are the only custodian of your own integrity, and the assumptions made by those that misunderstand who you are and what you stand for reveal a great deal about them and absolutely nothing about you.” ~ Maria Popova, Creator … Continue reading

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You Can Do Hard Things

“The hard decisions are when you viscerally want to do something and you choose not to do it.” ~Snap Judgement podcast, episode 507 “Lost Cause” This is a re-post of something I wrote a couple years ago. It’s for a … Continue reading

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The Courage To Forgive

I’m writing a book for my daughters with my thoughts on certain things in life they will deal with before it’s all said and done. Some of those things will be amazing, fun, and exciting. Some will be tough, maybe … Continue reading

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