These Eyes

I've been away from the blog for awhile now. In that time, "life" happened. There are many stories to tell but some of them are more private than others. The subject of "These Eyes" went through a season no father would wish their child to go through. I'll share the full story one day but [...]

The Day My Post Went Viral

This story has to be told because it is just crazy. For those new to this blog, let me take you back for a very brief history. I started this little blog over 10 years ago. There were no goals or big plans. Just me putting some words into cyberspace. The posts were all over [...]

Setting The Pace

Forty five. Forty Five is kind of record. Forty five is a malt liquor. Forty five is the number Michael Jordan wore when he returned from playing baseball. Forty five is not an age that we should say "they would have been today." Today, I am doing just that and I'll be honest, I'm struggling [...]

Numbers on a page

What were birthdays like before facebook? Honestly. Some may read this and think I'm being a bit over the top, but I am overwhelmed tonight. To each and every person that left a Birthday note, thank you. Please know that those words are heartfelt and here's why.... I sat here tonight closing out another birthday [...]

Random Vacation Thoughts

Below is a collection of random thoughts from our vacation as I begin to decompress a bit. Warning, these are very random and not all warm and fuzzy. 1. One quote both started and wrecked my entire week in Wrightsville Beach. One simple quote. Human beings never behave more badly towards one another than when [...]

The Day My Coach Died

When I was a junior in high school, I was chosen to attend an overnight student drug prevention education retreat (kinda like D.A.R.E). We left from school and spent 24 hours in a local recreation center (which was just an old elementary school) talking about peer pressure, influence and leading among other students. To be [...]