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…

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.

Morning Poem From Haiti

The morning needs the sun. The sun debuts then and the life that depends on it rises to remember a purpose from the previous day and build a new one for the day to come.  I am that life and I bathe in purpose to start my day or I will always long for the…

Letting Go (Summer Haircut) Cont’

So I did it. I am shorn. Two things about getting a haircut on a cruise ship. When I got on my hair was longer. They made me take a photo for security and it comes up whenever they scan my card. I think you see where I am headed. The first day I went…

Letting Go (Summer Haircut)

What is it about cutting your hair short that feels like such a big decision? IT WILL GROW BACK! I guess it will but it still feels weird. I like it long but I like it short. The same people that want me to keep it long are going to compliment me when it is…

Vegan Breakfast in Jamaica

Whoops! I ended up at an all inclusive resort in Jamaica… Don’t tell my pregnant wife.  What do I do with my sugar free vegan diet? Throw it out the window and have some rum and jerk chicken? I could but then I will not feel physically as good during my time here and may…

Ethos vs Egos

Ego, you hateful, cancer! I know to be egoless. Are the people I respect full of their own ego? No. They are open to all. Confidently vulnerable. If I know to be that then why do I get commandeered by my own ego?  Mostly I enter every interaction with a conscious thought of being gracefully…