TED Talks: The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown

I had a long talk with Katie yesterday about the writing process and the elusive struggle to align the cross hairs that make a blog post effective, meaningful and worthwhile. Writing is much more than putting something down on paper. Let me rephrase, good writing is much more than putting something down on paper. It’s […]

Just Write

One of the perils of being human is the temptation to occupy your mind with everything other than what you want to accomplish. For the past five days, it was my turn to sit on my balcony and stare at a blinking cursor on my brightly lit screen. I’ve tried to write a new blog […]

Experiencing Freedom in Resistance

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: Before I got to North Carolina I worked in the oilfields around Buras, Louisiana. I lived in a bunkhouse with a bunch of other transient geeks. One guy had picked up a paperback about meditation in a bookstore in New Orleans; he was teaching me how to do […]

Nurse Reveals Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

*I once heard some great advice that has always stuck with me. It is to live as if this is your second time through life. If you could go back and do it all over, how would your relationships be different? What things would be important? What things wouldn’t? This is an interesting dialogue about […]

Barack Obama, Neuro-Ophthalmologist?

It seems like the person who’s credited with the phrase “Home is where the heart is” was really good at putting the obvious into words. After nearly two months, I am finally back home. I arrived in Dallas on Wednesday, GPS in hand so that I didn’t get lost. My apartment felt new, like I […]

Keep Moving Forward

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as […]

When it rains, it freezes then bursts

When it rains, it pours. In the winter, that means it freezes and I heard somewhere that frozen pipes are no bueno. I have to admit, I’m not big on letting my faucets drip. The thought of walking by a dripping faucet without turning it off is enough to make me insane. Saturday morning I […]


I have to admit that the idea of going to a super bowl party didn’t appeal to me. Although I joked around about it, I didn’t set out to find an invitation, pay for a ticket, or overspend on anything they had to offer. My DVR had a lot I had to catch up with […]

Going to Houston while Katie goes to India!

I’m headed to Houston this weekend for an oncology appointment on Monday. I’m also still working on securing financial assistance for my medication. The medical team sent a prescription to the pharmacy that will attempt to advocate on my behalf, but didn’t send other information that is required to process everything. It’s frustrating to rely […]

Consider it pure joy

I was reading Oswald Chamber’s My Utmost For His Highest this morning and I stumbled across a passage found in the context of James 1:2-8. The specific verse was James 1:4 and said “Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing”. It made me think of all the […]