A Little Blog Self-Reflection & my Top Ten Posts

July marks the two-year mark for this blog. I was posting random things for maybe 18 months before that, but I had no idea what I was doing. I had no focus at all. Don’t bother digging back to see those posts; they are not worth your time. But in July of 2011 I began […]

That Bastard Perfectionism

Argh…  Can. Not. Do. It… Most of the time I’m pretty focused on getting things done.  Most of the time.  But right now, I’m finding myself infinitely distracted. First, there’s all the “grey” things I could be doing, work that’s justifiably related to things that matter.  Social media to build connections for my writing.  Research […]

Want to Be Heard? Get a Platform.

The backyard was loud with the crazy near-chaos of my 6-year-old daughter’s birthday party.  Children running and chasing.  Balls flying.  Little voices chattering, laughing, bossing.  A crowd bouncing on the trampoline.  Jackson, the 8-month old puppy was adding his own exuberance to the noise, while the adults were chatting and laughing on the patio.  It […]

Emotions Always Tell The Truth.

You’ve heard it somewhere.  A decision has to be made.  It’s complicated and there are different opinions and disagreement.  At one point someone speaks up, “We just need to make a rational decision.  We can’t let emotions cloud our judgement.”   Our parents, our churches, our culture have all trained us deeply with the idea […]

Starting Again.

In 1991 I packed everything I owned into the back of my black Chevy S-10 Blazer and drove away from one life and into another.  I was part-way through an interesting and exciting degree in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, finding my identity as a creative, someone who liked to make things and make […]