Why We Cringe at Memories

You’re standing in line at the pharmacy.  It’s taking forever, so you’re zoning out.  Floating up from the depths of your subconscious is a mental movie of you in third-grade gym class.  You’re doing the shuttle run and you shart, …

The Lost Woods

Every so often I get the inkling that one of the biggest challenges of having kids comes when they get older.  That as they get older and gain their independence, and I gain my life back, that I won’t know …

And I don’t believe in time…

I had the strangest feeling the other day.  Not only had I never experienced this feeling before, but I never thought I would.  I’ve heard of others experiencing this feeling, I’ve heard of people my age and older (I’m 34) …

Do we need hardship to drive growth?

It may be hard to believe but I’m more content than ever with my life.  Excited?  Not overall, but for some things.  But I tell you it’s a very contented excitement.  And I’m not sure why.

As far back as …

Turn and face the strange (ch-ch-changes)

I can’t even remember who I was prior to having kids.  I also can’t remember who my wife was before we had kids.  The other day it dawned on me that we are (mostly) different people than we were, say, …