Tag Archives: Love

Lessons from my younger me.


I’ve heard people talk about their high school years as though it were the golden age of perfection. My mother would say to me,”Enjoy those [high school] days. I had some good, clean fun. You’re going to miss them when … Continue reading

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Unfair Expectations


I expected my friends to support the things that I did because they’re my friends (the good things, of course).  I think that I’m a pretty good friend and I deserve the same type of loyalty and commitment that other … Continue reading

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Keeping it Real


So, I haven’t been completely honest with.  While that sounds bad, lemme clean that up a bit: I haven’t been exactly authentic as I used to be.  When I first started this blog over 5 years ago, I was writing … Continue reading

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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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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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Merry Christmas 2016


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Happy Father’s Day 2016


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When I Was a Child


I admire those adults who have managed to keep their “inner child”alive. But it’s not easy. Continue reading

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The absence of dreams


  We live in a generation of absolute statements (funny how that sentence is indeed absolute itself).  For today’s absolution, we look towards dreams.  I hear often, “Having a dream isn’t enough.  You have to have a goal, a plan … Continue reading

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