If you can dream it, you can achieve it… It sounds really nice, doesn’t it? Makes you just want to jump up and seize the day. It’s inspiring, optimistic, and hopeful. It’s also not true. Look, I hate to be the one who spoils this for you, but not all dreams come true. They just… Read More


If you read yesterday’s post, you undoubtedly noticed that I talked a lot about swimming. The irony of this is that I do not swim. In fact, I do not even know how to swim. I took an adult swimming class several years ago through the local Red Cross, and I was convinced before each… Read More


Although I don’t remember a great deal about it as a whole, there is a scene in the 2000 motion picture The Perfect Storm that has always stuck in my mind. It happens near the end of the film, once the fishing boat Andrea Gail has sunk to the bottom of the sea. George Clooney… Read More


Another day, another shared link. I know, I know, I’m sort of cheating by simply posting links to what other people have written, but some things are just too good not to share. Check out what actress Kristen Bell recently had to say about her experiences with depression. http://motto.time.com/4352130/kristen-bell-frozen-depression-anxiety/  https://widestass.com/https://widestass.com/categories/… Read More


Many months ago, I reconnected on Facebook with a friend I had not seen since I was in elementary school. To be honest, I was surprised she even remembered me, considering people I met last week seem to have a tendency to forget who I am the next time I see them. I try to… Read More


Last week, I wrote a post here about how I was listening to music more closely than I possibly ever have before. In addition to that, however, I am allowed to listen to my iPod at work sometimes, meaning I am listening to more music than I have in quite some time. Despite the fact… Read More


I learned how to sing in the car. Sure, when I was a child, before I could legally get behind the wheel of an automobile, I used to sing at church and at school and in the bathtub or shower. I used to pretend a plastic Wiffle ball bat was a guitar and would stand… Read More


From the day I first heard Edward Van Halen playing the opening notes of the song “5150” out of a 15-inch speaker in my best friend Michael Bell’s bedroom during my junior year of high school, I have been hooked on “hard”music. I like big, loud, electric guitars, driving bass lines, and drummers who make… Read More


It would be impossible for me to write anything here concerning music without addressing the untimely death of Prince Rogers Nelson at the age of 57. At the time I am writing this, no cause of death has been determined for The Purple One, but that has not stopped the air of general weirdness which… Read More


Friday night is always movie night at my house, hence the lack of a post from yesterday. Here is a movie that touched me in a particularly unique way. ———- Sometimes you just need to be sad. I just finished watching the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out. Several people in the counseling program I am part… Read More