Anyone Can Be Anyone (The Coati Raccoon Mantra)

Are you the same as you were? How far back do you have to look in your history to find a version of yourself that should have a different name than you? I vacillate between a person who’s trying to be a better me and person who acts as if he has never heard of…

The Hope Garden

Any morning can have hope. Any person can have hope. Getting the two to align is the real trick. I have spent many mornings running into things, feeling overwhelmed, wondering what happened to my hope. Wondering if I could manufacture it from a memory that I had of hope from the night before. The answer…

Thanksgiving Day Cat

Thanksgiving is over now and I already miss it. I’m sure there are many barnyard animals that feel very relieved. The Friday after thanksgiving is a day’s of celebration for the turkeys that still gobble among us. But don’t you think the turkey is an interesting ambassador for an entire holiday. Christmas has goose, ham,…

The Cicadas of Laziness

Quick note… Morning came late again today. Late shows two nights in a row. I loved the audiences so much that it made it bearable to be away from home. Being away from home has its guilt. While I mill around trying to make my time useful, my wife has no reprieve from a relentless…

The Political Broken Home (Lesser Of The Two Evils)

The lesser of the two evils. Is that how we do everything? I, like a lot of people, am from a broken home. Has the rise of the “lesser of the two evils” style of parenting that my parent’s generation pioneered corresponded with the growth of the political environment that we are currently in? There…

The Kindness Of Me

The kindness of strangers is the kindness of me.  If you ever feel lonely, imagine how the people around you feel. I want something from the world and when I don’t get it I feel an emptiness that I call loneliness. Did I create the same for others? If I am taking than I am…

Barefoot Comedy Podcast! Ep #1

I am home after 5 very hard working and Traveling days. Great comedy, jiujitsu, and podcasting. The jewel of it all was The Barefoot Comedy Podcast at Tybee Post theater. My Daughter Piper,¬†James Finizio ,and I hosted Todd Williams and Bengt Washburn for an outstanding stand up show and podcast with a huge crowd of…

Catch 22 Day

Everybody is up so I am up. The dogs are up. The kids are up. So I am up. There was a time when I slept until I didn’t like sleeping anymore and that is a time a barely remember. I think it was fraught with indecision and loneliness. Maybe it was a terrible time…

It May Rain

It rains¬†on the sunniest days and sometimes it looks like rain and never breaks. The memory and understanding of these are the things balance us. I miss ease sometimes but never knew it when it was upon me. I am stronger now than I was but I felt much stronger before. Knowledge takes away certainty…

Perfect parenting (sarcasm)

Parenting is terrifying, unrewarding, and doomed if you do not face the perfectionist inside of you and do away with it completely.  I cry when I get time away from my kids because I start reliving my failures as a parent.  The thing all those failures have in common is the perfectionism that has driven…

This Journey Together

This is my tribute to our common reaction of needed healing from being in the middle a long and arduous journey together. I filmed this in my historic town of Savannah, ga.

Show Up and Empathize

Would you hire a doctor who never knew what it felt like to be hurt or sick? How could you, knowing that every time you described discomfort or pain he had no chance of understanding what you were describing and so no chance of properly diagnosing your problem. How many of us that parent take…