My Storytelling Degree Presentation in 20 Slides

After over a decade and a half of college, I finally graduated at the age of 34. I got a Bachelor of Arts in Storytelling from Metro State University in Denver. I’ll eventually write a lot more here in detail about what that means, exactly, and how it relates to what I do. But I recently found the final presentation I gave in my very … Read more

Your Brother is Dead: The Phone Call That Changed My Life Forever

Three years ago, to this day, I got a call that changed my life forever. On Friday, September 25th, 2020, I was playing with my kids outside in front of our rental home in Yuma, Arizona. Friday night, at our house, is “Family Night,” which is where we all spend the evening together as a family, talking, playing games, watching a movie, socializing, and spending … Read more

Solving The World’s Problems While Running

I like running. I’m a running maniac. And by that, I don’t mean I run a tremendous distance every time I run because I don’t. I’m not like some of those crazy people who run marathons many times each year like it’s no big deal. While I absolutely want to, I have yet to run a marathon. (The most distance I get is the occasional … Read more

I’m Not Okay, and That Needs To Be Okay

I’m not okay. Today, I turned 38, and it’s been a really tough day. I have a lot on my mind right now, and a lot of complicated things are weighing me down. Running my own business has been very hard, in addition to a lot of additional stress coming from raising five kids (with three of them being teenagers!) is pushing me almost to … Read more

Book: The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King Rudyard Kipling The Man Who Would Be King This is a fictional story about two British soldiers who venture into a fictional land in the Hindu Kush mountain range and are changed forever. It’s an exciting, thrilling tale that will resonate with anyone who wants to leave their normal life behind and forge a new life in a new … Read more

The Uber Eats “$25 Off” Promo Proves There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

I ended up paying $7.57 out of pocket and didn’t even get what I ordered The older I get, the more annoyed I get with what seems like the endless number of companies that offer discounts or promos that are total scams. Or, even if they aren’t a scam, the customer service is just so poor it’s not worth it. For example, a few weeks ago, … Read more

What Ever Happened to Blogs?

Remember blogs? Many years ago, I remember doing searches on “my favorite search engine” (usually Yahoo or back then) for various things like song lyrics and music or movie reviews… and I’d find lots of little websites run by normal people with great content on that exact topic. I’ve been wondering about this for a while: where did they all go? What happened to … Read more

It’s Time For Me To Get Deadly Serious

How My Wake-Up Call In an Emergency Room Is Changing Me Last year, a few days before Christmas, I spent the afternoon in an emergency room. I was shaking, nervous, sweating, breathing funny, lightheaded, and experiencing chest pain. I thought I might be dying. I knew I wasn’t having a heart attack: I couldn’t be having a heart attack. I didn’t have any of the classic … Read more