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


I was on a such a roll, too… After weeks of not having the time (or, quite frankly, the motivation) to post anything new on this blog, I finally find myself with some time off school and a renewed interest in sharing my experiences with depression online again. I had a goal of writing something… 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


Someone told me after I posted this that it might be their favorite thing I’ve ever written. That felt good, but the fact remains that there aren’t too many things worse in life than being dumped. Let me explain… ———- Let’s just be honest here: Getting dumped sucks. Whether it comes in the form of… Read More


Since this is election season and everyone is trying to grab the attention of whatever demographic they can these days, I thought I would rerun this post about my generation, Generation X. I think of all the posts I’ve ever written, this one has gotten more response from a broader range of people than any… Read More


Wow, it’s been nearly two whole months since I posted last. Most of that non-blogging time has been taken up by graduate school, and I am happy to say that I am currently on spring break. More time for writing, right? Well, not exactly. Apparently, graduate school is quite a lot of work, and I… Read More


Even if you haven’t touched a brick in years, you should check out the documentary Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary. I’ve never put together a LEGO set in my life, but I was captivated watching how passionate people could be about these deceptively simple toys. I was drawn in even more, though, by the… Read More


Normally, the mere mention of snow in a forecast is enough to set my nerves on edge. Even though I have only ever been involved in one snow-related driving incident (which was not my fault and left me at the bottom of a considerable hillside next to the roadway), I absolutely hate driving on the… Read More


After sitting here for the past half-hour attempting to think of a song to feature for “Tuneful Tuesday,” I’m giving up. Something just isn’t right. I’m sleepy. Not just right now, but seemingly all the time. I used to joke that I could go to sleep practically on command, but these days I could probably… Read More