Believe

September 24th, 2019 Whenever you make a decision, you have to balance logic and intuition. I mean, you don’t have to. But, usually, when you don’t is when you make a bad decision. Sometimes you look at all the facts and they add up, but something doesn’t feel right. And sometimes what you want toContinue reading “Believe”

Be Stupid

September 22nd, 2019 This post is just for me. I’m putting it here in case I ever forget and I need to find it. Everyone has their ineffable qualities that make them who they are. Everybody knows somebody who, when you’re asked why you like them, you sigh and say, “I don’t know. There’s justContinue reading “Be Stupid”

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”

Don’t Let Them Take Your Light

August 24th, 2019 Don’t let them take your light. Two weekends ago, I was at a convention and met a lot of awesome people. I met a couple who were incredibly nice and they were really interested in what I do. One of them gave me a call a week ago and was very complimentary.Continue reading “Don’t Let Them Take Your Light”

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”

Tightrope

May 28th, 2019 Imagine your life is a high-wire act. It might not be hard to pretend, actually. Every part of (and person in your) life is one thread in the tightrope that you’re tirelessly walking. If you find a loose or stray wire, don’t worry. Your only job is to focus on the strong,Continue reading “Tightrope”

The Secret Of Change

May 13th, 2019 I’m about to tell you a secret of the universe. It’s one of the big ones, and I’m not going to keep it quiet anymore. I’m about to share with you the secret of change. I know what you’re thinking: “Whoa, Dennis. You can’t do that. If you just go and tellContinue reading “The Secret Of Change”

Make The Mundane Excellent

May 6th, 2019 I feel like I’ve been a million people lately. It’s like my brain has been scattered across the multiverse, and the only thing connecting it to itself is a current of anxious electricity. I read an piece recently about the concept of excellence. The writer argued that since most of our livesContinue reading “Make The Mundane Excellent”