Category Archives: Life

I am just a man.


I used to think of myself according to the above sentence. I felt like,” I’m doing the best I can; I’m just a man.”  If you think about it, it’s just a way to rationalize mediocrity. If I see myself … Continue reading

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when there just isn’t anymore


I find that people sometimes treat friendships like a pencil. In fact, like their favorite pencil. A fresh, new pencil is sharpened.  You anticipate that the abrasion on the paper will be sharp and crisp.  You love the new pencil. … Continue reading

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when do you know the dance has ended? (part 2)


Well? Do you know when? Would you say it’s when the song begins to slow down or when it fades out? I’ve taken some time to really think about this, but not from the angle you might think. There are two people in a ballroom. One person asks the other to dance.  The other agrees. They […]

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when do you know the dance has ended? (part 1)


Well? Do you know when? Would you say it’s when the song begins to slow down or when it fades out? I’ve taken some time to really think about this, but not from the angle you might think. There are two … Continue reading

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the Art in my Heart (part 2)


Happiness. Happiness is the only word I can use to describe that night. For a split second at the airport (en route to Charlotte), I thought, “Is this totally crazy?  Like, what gives you the right?  This is just a … Continue reading

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the Art in my Heart (part 1)


Recently, a dear friend named Arthur was opening a new studio named Haven. He’s a talented guy and painting is just one of his many talents. I’ve known him for over 20 years. I think we met in middle school. … Continue reading

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…as the band plays


Being on the drumline in college remains near the top of my list of “things I’ve had the best time doing.”  I loved every minute minute of it. I was in some of the best shape of my life.  Whenever I … Continue reading

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Before you Speak…


think. Sometimes, we lie to ourselves.  We’d like to believe that what we say have no merit, as if the words just fall to the ground never to be heard from again.  But words have great power.  Words have value. … Continue reading

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Spacial Awareness


Some time ago, I was so consumed with the “what’s next” of my life. I could never fully appreciate what was happening all around me. I wasn’t living in the moment, because I was so occupied by what was ahead … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day 2016


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