Happy Rebirthday

Today is my mother’s birthday. It’s a date that will probably always hold significance in my head and for reasons of compassion and humanity she will always own a piece of mental and emotional real estate in my life. Last Thursday I took the stage at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso, Indiana along with […]


For the most part, I’ve been somewhat elusive about who I am. That ends this week. Not that it’s some big mystery, though, as this is one of thousands of blogs out there, and I’ve only mildly contributed to it over the last two years. It’s important to me because this is where I can […]


I’m all in, no matter what it is I’m doing. In love, in work, in friendships, family, eating pizza, watching football, everything. I’ll say it again. I’m all in, no matter what it is I’m doing. I am all in…until I’m out at which point I’m all in on my way out. Someone told me […]

C&C Music Factory

I love music. I grew up listening to Motown and plenty of oldies. I learned to sing in my room as a kid, the radio or my cassette deck blaring BoyzIIMen, Usher, or Mariah. As I got older, I branched out, being introduced to Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, and Me First and the […]

LIE to me.

So, yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Or as some call it, Singles Awareness Day, or The Day Before Chocolate Goes On Sale. Even so, with a Hallmark holiday that stresses the importance of purchasing candy, jewelry, and other random red and pink items for “that special someone” in your life, I’ve never been a big fan […]

my AILment

Being in love is scary. Hell, being “in like” with someone is scary too. I want to go back. Neither loving or liking someone is scary. That’s the easy part (I’ll write about that another time), but what is scary is leaving yourself vulnerable, relinquishing control of something new that neither one of you has […]

NYE, and no, not Bill

New Year’s Day. January 1st of the Gregorian Calendar. Not to be confused with the Roman Calendar or the Julian Calendar. Or Marie Callender’s The first day of the first month of a brand new year. Of course it would evoke a spirit of new beginnings, rebirths, refocusing, and other attitudes in that vein. But […]