Some Time to Think!

It's cool to be close enough with someone that you can hike for miles in silence without a second thought about it being weird. An hour or so down the trail you pick up where you left off without a cue or reason to resume, as if there wasn't a lapse. Friendship is encompassed by…

Redefining Great

I've spent the majority of my life measuring my self-worth by the standards of others. I've gauged what I invest my time on based on how I think others will approve. It's a sad way to live, but one that is easy to adopt. Since I've become aware of it I've made a distinction between…

The Day I Tried to Live

I got busted for sales in 2009 at the peak of my addiction. Awaiting my return was the same chaos that I had left. The only difference was that I was healthier and had some time to detox. The message didn't make it to my head. I was waiting to get released and obsessively called my girlfriend--she was actually my fiance--for…

Just Keep Showing Up

"80 percent of life is just showing up." Woody Allen This was the main point emphasized by the instructor on my first day of college--it was even on the syllabus. Getting registered and taking my entrance exams was both humbling and humiliating. You know that joke about messing up right away so you don't have to worry about…