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…

Texan vegan restaurant

Here we are! Another Texas town. Another day as a dietary outsider. I went to a nice restaurant last night and found that the menu only had dishes with meat and dairy and bread and yada yada. This blog COULD wrap up with a bashing of the restaurant I ate at last night, but I…

The Sleep Problem!

Did I sleep enough? I am passionate about all the things in my life… Except sleep. My nights are an exciting cascade of “extra” time that I use to address all the projects, ideas, routine catch up, and new endeavors. Since I never set an end time to that, it typically goes deep into rest…

Going Live

I am about to go live with episode 8 of World Of Friends Podcast. I will release it in a couple of weeks. I am joined by cruise ship pub guitarist Jimmy Blakemore and all of his many personalities. That’s his guitar.