We Miss Those Who Leave Us

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Today is particularly bittersweet. A beautiful mother’s day while I’m going through a crisis in virtually every area imaginable. And my mother passed away almost four years ago. I miss her each and every year. I think about her beyond often. But feeling so utterly lost and alone right now has me stunned at the [...]

The First Breath of Westwind

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There are certain pursuits that create genuine, residual impact in an individual's life. Allow me the chance to introduce you to one of mine. I've included some links to their website and facebook so you can investigate yourself should you feel intrigued. Also, the blog picture is quite old; at least six years. I don't have many pictures of me in karate, I realized.

The Left-Field Hit

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It was Sunday, May 22, 2005, and my parents sat my sisters and me down to tell us they were getting a divorce. To say this was unexpected is an understatement. I was eighteen years old. Let's back up a bit and create some context for this moment. I had a fantastic childhood. Both of [...]