I was born in 1976 which, for all of you history buffs out there, is a fairly significant date in our country’s history. That particular year was the 200th anniversary of our nation, it’s bicentennial. Continue reading “You’re Better Off Not Telling Lies”
I know, I know, I know….I’ve said it before. This is nothing new. I pretty much despise winter. It’s nasty and cold outside. The roads get disgusting and difficult to drive on. Everything is wet and uncomfortable. All the things that I enjoy about the outside world are ruined for a few months as we transition into a new year. Continue reading “I Mostly Hate Winter”
Well, everyone. That time of the year is quickly approaching. Christmas is nearly over and you all need to settle on a new resolution for the new year. I mean, if you’re into that thing. You know that many people don’t even bother with it. After all, how long do these resolutions even last? Many people won’t even make it through the end of January before they have broken that resolution. Continue reading “You Can Kill It In 2020”
It’s a cover song kind of day, I suppose.
Life is Strange. Live it Well.
Do any of you have a sibling that you just simply cannot get along with? I’ve heard story after story after story about brothers and sisters who, despite their parents’ best efforts, grew up with a strong dislike of each other. Continue reading “We Just Didn’t Fight”
Recently, I threw an old friend of mine right under the bus. Now, I don’t make a habit of this and I’m fairly certain that he wouldn’t have been offended by it regardless. I mean, our malfeasance took place twenty-five years ago and was limited to little more than teenage shenanigans. Probably not a big deal. Continue reading “With Friends Like These”
The temptation is always there to try to keep up with those around you. Your neighbor gets out and mows their yard and it isn’t long before you start feeling like you better get out there too. Continue reading “Forget the Joneses”
Elisa and I got married on January 28th, 2006 at Hurricane Separate Baptist Church, just outside of Charleston, Illinois. Just a few months later, after deciding to start on a family, Elisa gave me the news that she was pregnant. I remember being so excited that day. You know, they say that you shouldn’t really tell anyone until the first trimester has passed but I called my friend Danny to let him know. I was going to be a dad. Continue reading “Blessings That Come From Mistakes”
I am so grateful for my family. Have you ever had a day where that hits you? I mean, they really are fantastic and I cannot fathom what life would be like without them. Each one of them holds their own place in my heart and their own significance in our home. Continue reading “The Strange Family”