For anyone who doesn’t know, I adore Grand Rapids, MI. It has been quite the experience getting to know the downtown area. The downside of spending time in Grand Rapids (shortened to GR), is you may or may not become a bit of a beer snob. Thankfully, GR is full of people who know all … More Experience West MI: The B.O.B.
If you have never heard the song “The Future Is Right In Front of Me” by A great Big World, take 5 minutes and listen to it. Typically, my inspiration for writing comes from silence or by emotional instrumental music, but tonight it comes from that song. The song reminded me of a time when … More Finding The Glow In Passion
I started writing this blog while in Hawaii this past week. My friends were running around playing with their two adorable children while we waited for the luau to begin. I sat on the beach, soaking in the salty ocean air and listening to the waves crash on the nearly vacant beach. I stood up … More The Hermit Crab
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I came from a long line of travelers, I wrote a piece on my Grandpa last week. Today, I will be writing about the man that I cannot say enough good things about, my father. My dad and I are so much alike that it is uncanny; we … More A Father’s Intuition
“Dear Lord, Lest I continue my complacent way, help me to remember somehow out there, a man died for me today. As long as there be war, I then must ask and answer, am I worth dying for?” This was a poem Eleanor Roosevelt kept in her wallet during WWII, it can be seen on … More Lest We Forget
Tonight, I write this blog; a slow ballad playing through my headphones singing songs about loneliness. One particular line is “run, run away lost boy.” The household has fallen silent as it is nearing midnight; my phone is shut off, as I only want to speak to the computer screen on nights like this, the … More The Road to Recovery: PTSD