The Weight of Stuff

I’ve been feeling heavy lately.  Seeing as it’s a new year, I figure I’ll try to lose some weight, like the rest of America does around this time of year.  But, I’m not talking about reducing the weight of my physical body.  I’m talking about losing the weight of all the “stuff” I possess. IContinue reading “The Weight of Stuff”

A Lump In the Mattress

I recently noticed a lump in our mattress.  You know, the one that emerges after two people sleep on each side for a matter of time, creating their own valleys in the plush-top material. This development disappointed me because it was just a year old.  We replaced our super-comfy-but-10-year-old mattress hoping that this new oneContinue reading “A Lump In the Mattress”

Love; Me

“And if I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?” I turned 39 yesterday, November 9th.  I have a lot of interest in these transitional years, even a bit more than the decade changes.  This is the last year of my 30s,Continue reading “Love; Me”

My Advice to My 30-Year Old Self

My younger brother turns 30 tomorrow.  It’s so weird to think about…wow.  We used to play this game when he was really little – there’s nine years between us – where I would say, “When you’re 16, I’ll be 25!” ” When you’re 21, I’ll be 30!” “When you’re 30, I’ll be 39!”  Gosh, didContinue reading “My Advice to My 30-Year Old Self”

An Old Guy on Grief

I came across this article a few days ago when someone posted it on Facebook. A woman had lost her friend, and she was reaching out online to ask how to deal with grief.  On reddit.com, she wrote, “My friend just died.  I don’t know what to do.”  While she received many answers and aContinue reading “An Old Guy on Grief”

Fergus the Dog

I received an email in my inbox the other day from Reid Tracy, the CEO of Hay House.  No, it wasn’t to me personally 🙂 …it’s just part of an e-newsletter I get.  The content struck a chord with me that I wanted to share with you. The letter was about Fergus, a dog belongingContinue reading “Fergus the Dog”