I have nearly 250 semester hours of college credits. And have taken hundreds of hours of post graduate continuing education. I have spent thousands of dollars on personal development classes from "Productivity gurus" in order to "optimize my psychology." Hell I even took improv and standup classes so that I could feel like I graduated. … Continue reading The Best Course I Have Ever Taken
Ok lets face it, my life is kind of a mess right now, and that is saying something since my life is in a perpetually messy state. The current messiness is one of those dips below the median that really makes you rethink things and I have spent the past several months pondering on a … Continue reading Self Help
Tell someone that you are on vacation and they get jealous. Tell them that you got laid off and they feel empathetic. Tell them that you are starting a new job and they are hopeful. Tell them that you are taking some time off and they tend to either write you off as lazy or … Continue reading Too Much Time On My Hands
A few days ago I was reading an email with one of those supposed “live your life better” points and I came across an interesting statement, “find your tribe.” They meant it as a go forth and meet new people who like the same thing as you, but instead it got me thinking about the … Continue reading Find Your Tribe
This Post was originally Published on October 27th, 2014 For my entire life people have said that I am funny, and nearly every time Joe Pesci’s “Funny How? monologue from Goodfellas plays in my head. I have always been a bit of a class clown and learned early in life that making people laugh was … Continue reading I’m Funny How? Funny Like I’m a Clown, I Amuse You? I Make You Laugh?
This Post was originally published on October 18th, 2014 For most of my life I have been afraid, not just afraid, but terrified. I know that may seem incongruous, but it is true. I am afraid of falling, and dying alone, and the things that lurk in the darkest corners of my imagination, and failure, … Continue reading Embrace the Fear
This Post was originally published on April 21st, 2014 Last month when I was on vacation I discussed writing with an old friend. I don't think that this guy has a Facebook, and if he does he is then we aren't friends. He mentioned that he has read some of my work and that he … Continue reading The Birth of Introspection
This Post was originally published on April 9th, 2014 Disclaimer: Heavy religious material beyond this point, it may piss you off but these are my beliefs and the story behind what I do. You may not agree with me, but please agree that we can have a conversation about our differences not a shouting match. … Continue reading Death Before Decaf