How Do You Eat An Elephant?

"How do you eat an elephant?" One bite at a time. I'm exhausted. I'm so tired. When I am fatigued, I am irrationally stressed about the little things and especially the future. Fortunately, I am keenly aware of how I feel when I get tired so I know that my fears are...

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Better An “Oops” Than A “What if”

"Better an oops than a what if." --Beau Taplin   It’s ultra season. The most wonderful time of the year. Now is the time when I have to participate in all of the races that I budgeted for in the spring and promised to train for the summer... but didn’t. Now is the...

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Keep Scrolling

If a man kneeling during the national anthem makes you uncomfortable but the term 'Nigger' does not, then you have bullshit morals. If someone disrespecting the American flag and the God under which it stands is unacceptable but the word wetback, spic, chinc, or...

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Listen Loudly

The sound system went out during church on Sunday. It was not a good scene. As volunteers read scripture and members made announcements, hardly a word could be deciphered. I watched as the congregation, especially the older folks, grew increasingly uneasy. This is not...

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Plugging Away

I worked out this morning with a friend of mine who I admire as much as anyone I know. Afterward, we were discussing "life stuff". He is in a season of his life that I can't even imagine- multiple kids in college with others heading that direction, family members...

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The Wager

It all goes down at 4 p.m. today. My "well-rounded" friend and I will meet at the gym to have our official weigh-in. I have gotten too heavy. Last year, I was on a mission to drop weight, so I did so as quickly as possible while paying no attention to my health. I...

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