Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

It’s amazing how fast time flies when you’re busy “doin’ life.” The 6 months since I last posted have been a bullet train of consecutive surreal experiences, so buckle up for another crazy update! The shenanigans all began at the end of March when I attended peer mentorship training through the Christopher and Dana Reeve…

Reason to Believe

George Carlin once said that, “inside every cynical person is a disappointed idealist.”  Well, after spending the near entirety of my adult life in The Bush Era, governed by the politics of Dick Cheney and Karl Rove, it should come as no surprise that I have viewed government, and our system as a whole, with…

Make your mark

So I was sitting in my hospital room the other day, high on a cocktail of morphine and Ativan (breakfast of champions), when my buddy Big Jim walked in.  Yep, you read correct… my hospital room.  Around 11 o’clock one Saturday last month, I started to get the chills, but didn’t think much of it.  Just…

Happy birthday

St. Patrick’s Day.  Such a goofy holiday (I mean, of all the saints that could be honored).  Most of us think it has something to do with snakes in Ireland, anyhow.  It’s mainly the day that gives that annoying kid in class an excuse to be even more of a nuisance, and the party crowd…

A Christmas story

I know what you’re thinking, and no, this doesn’t have anything to do with me shooting my eye out, getting my tongue stuck to a pole, or a leg-lamp (FRA-GI-LE!  Must be Italian!)…. I wish my stories were that cool!  Fact of the matter is, although they may not be movie-worthy, we all have some…

Chicks dig scars

…okay I’m not really sure if that’s true, but it’s a good title.  I don’t know if this could be considered an extension of the post before last, I guess it’s just another one of my philosophies for my life along the same lines.  Can’t quite recall how we got on the subject the other…

The question

  Honestly I could not tell you how many time it’s been asked. The same question, over and over. I completely understand people’s curiosity, I would wonder the same myself. The question? "If you were able to snow ski again, would you consider it?" Anyone that new me before the accident hears that question and…

An evolution of faith

Growing up, our family never went to church. By the time I was 16, I think I had MAYBE been to church on a Sunday half a dozen times. The only reason I went those times was because I made the mistake of staying over at a friends house on a Saturday night. So pretty…

Responsibility, what’s that?

I have a confession to make.  The first 23 years and 322 days of my life I was the poster boy for what’s wrong with my generation… politically.  I happily (and consciously, mind you) bunched myself in with the pathetically apathetic group of nonvoting twentysomethings.  I viewed politics as nothing more than semantics.  "Why should…

A broken man’s plea

Make sure you appreciate your lives. Thank God every day for the blessings he’s given you. Tell friends and family every day exactly what they mean to you. Enjoy the smallest things in life. Give someone a hug. High five somebody. Go to the beach. Walk under the stars. Walk in the rain. Make a…