Miracle

September 11th, 2019 Keep going until the miracle happens. I hear this or minor variations of this all the time with the company I keep. It’s an abstract thing; a mysterious phrase that makes me want it every time I hear it. It basically means: don’t quit. Not if what you’re doing matters. Even ifContinue reading “Miracle”

Near Deer Experience

September 9th, 2019 2:28 am. I just almost died. Okay, that’s dramatic. But I did just almost hit a deer on the way home. And not just any deer; the most beautiful, haunting fawn I have ever seen. It had fallen behind its mother, and I saw its pale figure as I was screeching toContinue reading “Near Deer Experience”

Give Fucks

September 5th, 2019 I’mma shout this real loud for all the cool kids slouching in the back of the bus: Caring about things and people is the most attractive quality a person can have. I know when you’re young it doesn’t seem like it, because caring about stuff is lame and you are desperate toContinue reading “Give Fucks”

Tell Me Something Good

August 28th, 2019 What makes an artist special is obvious to everyone but the artist him- or herself. This applies to all people. I read this in an article the other night and the words have been rattling inside me ever since. Right before I read this, I was actually talking about someone I know,Continue reading “Tell Me Something Good”

Extremes

August 20th, 2019 I am a person born of extremes. For most of my life, I was always the best, or I was the worst. The smartest person in the room, or so dumb I could feel everybody staring. The top of the heap, or the bottom of a garbage fire. I was perpetually hotterContinue reading “Extremes”

What My Dog Has Taught Me

August 14th, 2019 Things I’ve learned (and am still learning) from my dog: Be kind, even when you’re hungry. Especially when you’re hungry. When in doubt, try to make the human smile. Lead with trust, and learn from behavior. If someone hurts you, whether it be by accident or intentionally, it is always better toContinue reading “What My Dog Has Taught Me”

Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About

August 5th, 2019 My dad and I were discussing what’s going on in this country yesterday when he asked me a pointed question that made me flinch. “You keep talking about love. Why isn’t anybody listening?” I don’t know. I spend all this time thinking and writing and hoping and I don’t know why peopleContinue reading “Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About”

Know Your Potential

July 29th, 2019 I think a lot of people undervalue their potential to change people’s lives, especially at their jobs. I’ll make this one short & sweet. I got my last table tonight less than an hour before close. If you’ve ever worked a job with posted hours, you know that this is less thanContinue reading “Know Your Potential”

Sculpture/Garden

July 23rd, 2019 When asked how he created his sculptural masterpiece David, Michelangelo said — and I’m paraphrasing, because I wasn’t there — that essentially David was always inside that block of marble, and he just had to chip away the parts that weren’t him. What he actually said was this: “Every block of stoneContinue reading “Sculpture/Garden”

Our Racist President

July 19th, 2019 I just read that if you’re not calling out the president on his abhorrent, racist behavior right now, then you are complicit. I agree. So I am absolutely calling him out, right now, and the supporters he still has left. When they questioned him about the chants of “send her back” atContinue reading “Our Racist President”