Get Your Hopes Up 

February 13th, 2018

Get Your Hopes Up 

I was having a conversation not long ago with my son. He was making plans to set off on a new adventure which would dramatically change the trajectory of his life 



January 2nd, 2018

It’s not an accident that my first blog of the year is addressing something I find hard to comprehend or exercise control over. 

I have a lot of plans for this year…



That is a loaded word, for some, perhaps many of us. 

What does it even mean? 

“a feeling of deep admiration for someone elicited by their abilities, qualities or achievements” 

“esteem, high regard, due regard…

Persistence, stubbornness and flow

October 9, 2017 

I wonder at the difference between persistence and stubbornness. 

Are they just two shades of the same colour? 

Does persistence imply a desire or a need? 

Is desire a wish or a want…

It's not on the list



September 24, 2017 

What if it’s not on the list? 

I’ve written more than 1 blog about having many and varied hobbies, habits, things I do. Some things I do easily, some require effort. Doing 1…

The things that can chip away

The things that can chip away… 

August 13, 2017 

There’s a thing that can happen. 

With subtlety or obvious effect. 

It’s a thing we do to ourselves mostly, without knowing it or not really on purpose…

Fear of Missing Out

April 9, 2017 

I'm multi-tasking.  I'm at the gym, trying to keep much needed cardio in my health and fitness routine.  There's music blaring, and the 5 televisions in front of the cardio area are each playing different shows…

Spring Cleaning

April 30, 2017 

Spring keeps teasing us this year. 

The refreshing rain turns to sleet, freezes, turns to snow.  It's been overcast, seems like the sun has been hiding. 

The buds are on the trees, though, and…


April 23, 2017 


I've been thinking about regret. 

I have a line in one of my songs, "regrets and all they cost" 

Things I have and have not done. 

Things I have and have…

Music to live by

March 17, 2017 

A few years ago, my son and I took a road trip 

He had updated my Ipod with songs from Bob Marley and Johnny Cash to Years and Years, Frank Turner, Neon Trees. 


On Being

November 21, 2011 

I have a myriad of interests to which I apply myself at times wholeheartedly with determination and focus and at times with the casual indifference with which you might treat a good friend, not intentionally ignoring…