The Bravery of Forgiveness

“Chris, I just wanna hang out with my kid.”  With tears in his eyes, that’s what he said to me when recapping the rare occurrence of getting to spend a few small moments with his son the week prior.  Early on in his life, Richard lived large playing music, touring the country, sex, drugs, rock […]

Life is Happening for You

Everyday we’re faced with choices, opportunities to develop, expand, rise, fall, stand, cave, empathize, overlook, fight, love, purchase, save, move forward, wait, so on and so forth.  How we function in the world, how we experience, how we relate, how we understand it all is based on the level at which we’re able to discern […]

The Business of NO

NO… You’re too fat.  You’re too small.  You’re not talented enough.  You’re not attractive enough.  You don’t have the right training.  You didn’t go to college.  The competition is too steep.  The market is crowded.  You’re a female.  You’re a male.  People wouldn’t believe you.  People don’t like you.  You’re a screw up.  You’ve made […]

Quality Questions Quality Life

When we’re a baby, we’re asked “baby questions” like, “Who’s a happy boy/girl?  Does somebody have a dirty diaper?  Can you say mommy/daddy?  Say, who is that?  Who is that?”, and on, and on, and on it goes.  They’re appropriate, or so we tell ourselves, because they’re age appropriate.  Babies are these brand spankin’ new […]

LOST IN A FIELD OF FOUR LEAF CLOVERS

I don’t know what brought it on, but lately, when my daughter goes outside to play, she makes it her mission to find a four leaf clover.  Besides it being obvious evidence that my yard is probably in need of a good weed and feed, I found myself learning a lesson from the whole thing. […]