Welcoming Disappointment

Being an adult (a happy one) is a many faceted thing. Happiness being an individual construct, we all get there on our own time, taking our own roads, and learning different lessons along the way that help us distill the good-stuff into such a potent potion that all we’re left with is appreciation. One of…

The Day That Changed Everything

Our country was founded on the acceptance of difference. On different-ness.  Creed, race, religion… all of it. We need to go back to celebrating that which both binds us and makes us unique. We need to stand for those who cannot stand for themselves. 

Growing Older, Wildly

This year has been a time to find my feet. To walk, crawl, run, stumble, jump, and skip as far as I can… even if my feet have had to go backwards or sideways to eventually end up moving me forward.

Photographs & Memories – June 2017 

Okay, okay… I’ve been fairly lax on the posting-my-best-photos-monthly front. Why? Because, busy. Busy with work, with family, with travel & adventuring… basically, sneaky ‘ol Life got in the way of being bloggerific. And yeah, the ‘glorification of busy’ is a thing… so I need to stop using busy-ness as an excuse for not doing…

Pulse Orlando – One Year On

I still hold my breath when I think about it. I lose myself in thoughts of the day and, at times, have to remind myself to breathe for fear of forgetting how to. I remember every detail of the day. Every piercing headline as they rolled over, and over, and over like a digital ticker-tape…

Where do you go when the universe is too heavy to carry?

Where do you go when the universe is too heavy to carry? Some people head to the mountains, to the bottom of a bottle, or search out a dark desert road to see the stars. Me? I go the ocean. Without fail, when I feel like the world around me, or inside of me, is…

Breaking Bad Buzzwords (A Marketer’s Guide to Less BS)

Have you ever had an out-of-body experience in a work meeting? One of those did-I-just-zone-out-or-are-these-people-speaking-Martian moments where you hear people as clear as a bell, but no matter how hard you try, you just can’t figure out what in the world they’re on about? You hear words, pauses, and see nods of approval from others. But…

The Art Of Giving (Without Burning Out)

After 35 years on this planet I’ve been getting rather introspective lately (don’t worry, I’m not a hippy just quite yet!) and have come to a conclusion about myself.  I’ve actually come to a lot of conclusions – but one in particular stands out. My best and worst quality are one and the same. Giving….

Photographs & Memories – February 2017

Well I’ll be damned. Where in the world did February go?  Did I blink and miss it?  Seriously though. February, you sure flew by at the speed of a speedy-thing. To find a photographic trend for the month, I’ve had to go back into my camera’s memory (thank goodness for a camera’s memory when mine…

DoubleShot – On Early Mornings & Gym Junkies 

This morning I got out of bed at 2:45am. Yep, by choice. (Again.) Beating my 3am alarm by 15 minutes & cursing the fates for being born a true early bird, I opened a squinty right eye. The left followed begrudgingly. Blinking, I gave my gorgeous fiancee a sleepy smooch and then staggered to the…

Photographs & Memories – January 2017

January 2017 started with a warm summer breeze on Waiheke Island in New Zealand – and ended in a freezing cold cemetery in rural Missouri surrounded by family as we farewelled our matriarch. From the highest of the highs, to the saddest farewells, I can honestly say that January made me stronger. Thank you, for…