Donning New Perspectives

I’ve read this story before, long before I wrote these words. You see it often when people have slammed into a wall and been greeted with their own mortality. In my case, the wall was cancer, a word I never expected to hear that day. Yet, I think it was something I had been preparing …

Life and how to write one great song: My cancer journey

Life has a strange way of sneaking up on us. Laura finished her Masters in Social Work back in December. Laura had to do a full semester of an unpaid practicum at the Children’s Bureau. I carried her through her degree and so we agreed, I’d quit my job at the Rotary Club of Indianapolis …

Under a Cheshire Moon

We’re all quite mad here, Under a Cheshire moon. There’s too much confusion, Mind drowning out in tune? – Up too late accomplishing little, Gyrating ‘round the words. Laziness, corporeal madness, Brain splitting into thirds. – Stacked ideas in a deck of cards, You can’t build a house, they say! But arrogantly, I acquiesce, What …

Dear 16 Year Old Me…

Dear 16 Year Old Me… There is so much that I want to tell you right now. I can’t and won’t spoil all the surprises but I think you’d benefit from knowing a few things. First and most importantly, you are currently dwelling on certain things that will inevitably fade into obscurity: In less than …

The Truth is Knocking

We all try desperately to make sense of the world. We’re frantically seeking patterns and shoving pieces together in an effort to complete the puzzle that represents our lives. Unfortunately, almost all of us have a self-centered view of reality. It’s not that we’re selfish, sometimes. It is merely how our perception works. It’s not …