Whether you like it or not, life keeps moving. It's tortuous or comforting depending on the experience. It's life's way of normalizing itself; a homeostasis that happens, whether it is torn apart by tragedy, or deepened by a blessing. Whatever comes in and out of your life there is a normalcy that must resume. However, … Continue reading The New Normal
Surprises come in all shapes and sizes. They can bring unexpected blessings or catastrophic misfortunes. I've been the recipient of both and it has put me on a pendulum between happiness and sadness – loving life for its beauty, but hating it for its incredible unfairness. My most recent surprise was being invited to partake in … Continue reading Surprise
Well back in January, a snowstorm hit Buffalo - surprise, surprise. I left work at about 4 p.m. and made it home at 2 a.m. so as I joke that I was stranded longer than I was at work...yeah that became true. Here's the hilarity and insanity that ensued.
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is." … Continue reading Matt, My Man
I haven’t blogged in 156 days. If you know me you know writing is my gasoline, it’s my well-balanced breakfast, my metaphorical caffeine. To have abandoned the one thing that is possibly the best thing for me, what has made me my best and truest self, is to show how this year has left me … Continue reading 2016: The Year That Broke Me
When I was in Boy Scouts one of the merit badges I earned was Lifesaving. The most important lesson I took from that experience was that if a person is drowning you should never jump in to try to save them. Instead, look for an object to throw to them to help them float or … Continue reading Me, Myself and I