Hiding in Art

If you spend too much time looking at the world, you’ll see that there’s a lot of awful stuff out there. I’m on Twitter too much. I check the Washington…

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Dancing Big

The prompt is disappointment. It occurs to me that I’m often disappointed after performing a dance solo. Over the last few years, the disapointment has been because of my wonky legs.…

New Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow Ernie goes back to work. I was going to have him take me to class, but I decided that I’m just not up for sitting in that warm room…

Strengthening My Resolve

I guess I’ll make a list of goals for 2015. After all, it’s the thing to do. And it makes for decent blog post fodder. I think I’ll break them…

43

I’m 43 today. I feel like a mess. My lower back is killing me. I blame our horrible mattress. We’ll get a new one when the pickup truck gets its…

Spring Break Week

This week is spring break for IU. Spring break doesn’t usually mean anything to me, but now that I’m a student, it does. I’m taking one class this semester, so…

Do what you can

The YMCA has a big window where they display members’ new year’s resolutions. I took a picture of these two to remind me that it’s important to set goals that…

The Power of ‘What If?’

This is a speech I wrote when I was in Toastmasters. Take a moment to look around, and become aware of your surroundings. Glance at the person sitting beside you.…

Accomplished!

I recently accomplished some things. These things are not a big deal at all. They are ordinary for the most part, but I got got them done and out of…

The Lizard/Duck Transformation

I was listening to the Wrestling with Depression podcast today. The episode featured Brendon Burns, an Australian comedian who has had problems with drugs and alcohol. He was talking about coming out of rehab and declaring…