All Lives Matter

All Lives Matter

I love all of you reading this. Not in the personal, I know you kind of love, but in the love thy neighbor way. But I am about fed up with #BlackLivesMatter and #PoliceLivesMatter. It is not that those things don’t matter, but what seems to be filling social media,...

Fear vs. Love

It’s not some kind of revelation. The kind that people will write down in a book, start a religion around, and then totally flip so they can kill whoever they want and feel okay about it. It’s really just restating something you already know, more than likely, and if...

Tough Kindness

You’ve heard of tough love. Those times when you have to tell someone you love that they are wrong, or have messed up, or even have to have some kind of intervention. Tough kindness is tough love’s brother. And it is just as hard to practice. Why is kindness...
The Ungrateful Ass

The Ungrateful Ass

Okay, let me just get this off my chest. I’ve been an ungrateful ass at times this year. Hell, over the last couple of years. I think it comes from a lack of perspective, something we can all use a healthy dose of from time to time. Here are several things I’m...

Hitting the Reset Button

The last two years have been full of mixed emotions and turmoil. The last three months have been especially trying. I’m not telling you so you’ll feel sorry for me, but more to share something with you I’ve discovered as a freelancer and a writer, some things I think...