Today, I am a loser. It's a hard thing to admit, but there you have it. There are times when you are simply forced to face the fact that there are some things you cannot control. And it has nothing to do with fate or destiny. I really don't believe in either. We all have… Continue reading What It Means to Lose
Her eyes stared blankly at the ceiling of the small makeshift tent. A thin layer of white frost lined the inside of the rough canvas fabric, though she didn't pay it much attention. Tonight, Emma's mind was wandering far from any such concern. The darkness of the early morning swirled about her; the fire had… Continue reading Sleep Takes Us
I remember a time when the world seemed to be so much bigger than it is today. A time when the world was filled with endless possibilities and a sense of magic. What happened? How did we get here? When I was young, I remember reading books about clouds, lava, trees, lightning, and oceans. I… Continue reading The Absence of Wonder
Did you ever wake up one morning and decide that you would try something different? Something new? Without warning? Just for the hell of it? A week ago, I had that very same thing happen to me. I got out of bed, fed the dogs, let them out, poured myself a cup of coffee, and… Continue reading Good Things
The United States should be the envy of the world. But sadly, they are not,. And I do not envy them today.
When I was a kid, I believed my parents had the answers to everything. I remember looking up to the adults in my life thinking they had it all figured out and they had the freedom to do anything they want. They seemed infallible and invincible. They were mature, wise, smart, and regal. There was… Continue reading Grow Up
When you've had a tough year, it's important to remind yourself that good things can still happen.
We're wrapping up Christmas with the last of Beer Advent 2020 - the beers that add a little magic to the holidays...and those that don't.
When you find yourself lost, the real journey can finally begin.
Put on your dressiest sweatpants, light a candle, sit back in your comfiest recliner, and buckle up for another installment of the festive drowning in what are, supposedly, some of the world's finest beers. Oh holy no!