Good People with Bad Ideologies

I have been asked why I don’t take political stands on this blog. I have also been asked why my blog is so liberal, and when I started skewing so conservative in my thinking. The nearest I can guess is that by talking about compassion and how everyone is doing the...

Mindfully Impulsive

Well, this post is the halfway point in my one-blog-per-day-for-a-year thing. Or, halfway through this post is at least.   I thought there would be fireworks or something. Let’s talk about impulses. Impulses drive us all day, every day. It takes an impulse to get...

Insomnia, Introversion, and the Internet

My brain is doing its weird insomnia thing again, so I’ve been having trouble sleeping at all, and then waking up at 3am every morning. I don’t really mind being up earlier than usual, but it starts to wear on me mentally after a few days. We traveled a bit for Spring...

When Time Sneaks Up On You

This one might be corny. My son, Tyler, turns 16 today. He’ll take his driver’s test later and then drive over to our house. It hit me the other day that I’ve probably taken him to school for the last time, and just how close he is to graduating and going off to...

Habits Part 4: Keystone Habits

I don’t really try to hide the fact that my life used to be a shitshow. It was a mess, I was a mess and I made everything messy everywhere I went. This isn’t self-deprecating, it’s true, and anyone who knew me will acknowledge this if they are being honest. My life is...