New year, new man

Tick, tick, tick, another year has passed.  Weren’t we just here? Didn’t we just celebrate the start of the new year? I swear I turned on the television yesterday and Ryan Seacrest and host of other New Year's Eve commentators were talking about how challenging 2020 had been and how we were all looking forward... Continue Reading →

The most wonderful time of the year

If you're one of the lucky ones, you woke up today wondering what day it is. Yes, you're completely oblivious to the day. I'm not talking about waking up in a drunken stupor. No, no, no one likes an alcohol-induced hangover. Instead, I'm talking about the days immediately before and after Christmas, right up until... Continue Reading →

The day Santa died

When I was a kid, I never liked to sit on Santa Claus’ lap. My mom used to keep our family photos in an old shoe box that we kept in a closet, I don’t think there’s one picture of me with the big guy. I loved what Santa brought me, but I wanted no... Continue Reading →

Happy Days!

I have about 60 miles to travel until I hit the city. I couldn't be more carefree. Most days, I get by on coffee and a biting sarcasm that borders on gallows humor. However, if you cut me open today, I think I would bleed rainbows, unicorns, and butterflies.  I’m the happiest I’ve been in... Continue Reading →

Praying for faith

When most people go to the beach, they like to dive into the water and body surf. Others like to make sandcastles and play in the sand. I like to lie on my stomach on a blanket and just watch wave after wave hit the shoreline. I love the consistency and repetition of the ocean.... Continue Reading →

Life is about perspective 

Twenty-one months ago, I used to worry about what I wore to work. Before I packed up my bag and went out the door, I would ask my wife if my tie matched my shirt and if my shoes went with my pants. I would pay close attention to how I looked in the mirror... Continue Reading →

Do you have a pen and paper?

I run down to our kitchen to grab a quick cup of coffee before my next meeting. I need the jolt of energy. I pour the coffee into my cup and instantly see a note in my wife’s handwriting on the breakfast bar. The note asks my daughter or me to pull the laundry out... Continue Reading →

Sailing against the tide

I’m a list guy. On the left-hand side of the page, I had listed out the reasons why I should stay at my job, on the right, I had listed out the reasons why I should leave. I had started the list as a theoretical “let’s get a few laughs” exercise. I had been thinking... Continue Reading →

Who had it tougher?

My son was sick the other day. His allergies were giving him trouble and he had cold-like symptoms. He was generally fine, but you could tell he was tired and, with several tests coming up, he needed a break. My wife gave him an over-the-counter nasal spray and, just like that, he was better. The... Continue Reading →

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