Against the Wind

Did I ever write about how thankful I am for my job? I work with great people, and I have great bosses. Through this entire journey, they have been incredibly supportive in terms of the time I have needed when I’ve been unable to work at all or when it was best that I work…

26 days – an update

Greetings friends and family. I hope each of you is doing well, and I mean that especially from the standpoint of your mental and spiritual well being, because I know life ain’t easy. I know that a lot of my friends and family are hurting, and, to the extent that I’m aware, I’m praying for…

Salvus

Don’t worry, I didn’t hear the words, and I don’t expect to anytime soon. The words that every cancer patient dreads are: “I’m sorry, there’s nothing more we can do for you.” When you live with a long-term illness, medically classified as terminal, metaphorically speaking you travel hallways instead of paths, knowing that eventually you…

Divine Intervention

There’s a scene in the movie Pulp Fiction (yes, Pulp Fiction again), where Vince, played by John Travolta, and Jules, Samuel L Jackson, stand side by side in an apartment to execute a couple of young punks. For those that have seen the movie, it needs no explanation. It is the “Divine Intervention” scene. There…

5 years

How does one fight for life but not cling to it? I came to this question in conversation with my wife a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been mulling it since. On the one hand, we are each given but a single go at life in the bodies we know, but on the other…

Summer Begins

Greetings folks, I write to you from the passenger seat of the family van, travelling west on I-40 from Knoxville to Nashville. I take that back. Now I’m in a different seat. I started this post 2 days ago, but I find myself finishing it in what seems my usual place for writing, a treatment…

Desert Island Albums – The Tunes

Hey guys, If anyone is interested, I made a Spotify playlist of my desert island albums and other candidates that I considered. I’d love to see your lists, too! Spotify – Desert Island

Desert Island Albums – Album 10

This is it. For those of you that opened even one of these posts and read it, thank you. To a large degree this was an exercise to see if I could write 10 blog posts in 10 days. Honestly, I’ve run out of steam, and I’m sure many of you are tired of the…

Top 10 Albums – Album 7

I’m dispensing with the lengthy explanation from the previous 5 posts. By now, it is clear that I’m revealing 10 albums in as many days that I would take with me to a deserted island. I’m bringing albums that evoke memories from different times of my life, so the order of the reveal is chronological…

Top 10 Albums – Album 6

I’m dispensing with the lengthy explanation from the previous 5 posts. By now, it is clear that I’m revealing 10 albums in as many days that I would take with me to a deserted island. I’m bringing albums that evoke memories from different times of my life, so the order of the reveal is chronological…