The Summer 2015 issue of Diverse Arts Project is out. If you’re a fan of online journals with a purpose, please visit, as it is a beautiful issue. But specifically, please visit the site to ready my latest essay Building a Basement in the memoir/nonfiction section. This essay is an emotional (of course) account of my… More Building a Basement
I have a tendency, on my birthday to reflect on “what hasn’t happened yet.” To reflect on the unaccomplished, and be sad about all that has yet to be done. Yes, today I am turning 39 years old, and I wonder, where in the world the time went. I know, I know, I am supposed… More All that I am – thirty-nine
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Regardless of where one falls on the rather broad spectrum of views on hunting, I think nearly everyone agrees that poachers – those who hunt animals illegally – are the worst of the worst. Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer is a poacher, having plead guilty in 2008 to a felony related to a…
I have found that while these feelings are uncomfortable, accepting those unfavorable feelings gives me clarity. But I always try to skip steps.… More Skip the Pain
There was one moment. One moment that I began to feel sorry for myself. Spouses taking pictures, kids, families. And me alone. Well physically alone. I retreated back to that old feeling, those old beliefs. Who do I have to be to not walk this journey alone? Who do I have to be to be… More Never Alone
A conversation with a friend: Me: You’re a man, maybe you can tell me what’s wrong with me and why I can’t draw in anyone special. My friend: There’s not a damn thing wrong with you. All you got to do is be yourself. I’ve known for quite some time what the theme for this… More Who Are You??
“True ambition is not what we thought it was. True ambition is the profound desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.” -Bill W. I just ended a 7-year relationship with a doctoral program. At the beginning of this year, I received the most amazing news. The dissertation research project that… More I Just Ended a 7 Year Relationship