Times of Reflection

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The weather is cooling down, and even this morning I awoke to soft clouds dotting the mountain ranges, and the damp air saturating everything it touches. I love autumn. But that doesn’t do it justice—I literally love the fall time. Besides pumpkin spice latte’s taking over my usual choice, there is also the wonderful time of […]

Welcome to the World

It’s 12:45 in the morning, on August 7th, 2014. As I write this, you lay asleep in the other room with your mother. No, you haven’t been born yet, but you will be by the end of the day (assuming things go as planned). You were due yesterday, but you decided to stay cozy and […]

It’s About Writing

If you’ve followed me around in the past, you know that I’ve started several different blogs, approached several different topics in each one, and never really settled on anything concrete. While I have the tendency to be embarrassed by this, I have to admit that I like it this way. It reveals a truth that […]

10 Years Later

It’s been 33 minutes since the clock blinked midnight, and sleep is still escaping my grasp. The heater vent just rattled to life, giving the darkly encompassed room a sense of ethereal ambiance. Even as I write, my wife lies beside me, her rhythmic breathing coinciding with the sound of my typing. On a normal […]

My Mother Told Me: Think Slowly

I used to love writing on paper. Now I hate it. The reason is simple, and can be summed up in one word: impatience. When was the last time you wrote down your thoughts on paper? I know that for me, it was last week. Some might call that a good amount, but I say […]

What I Wish I’d Known Before Saying, “I Do”

Marriage. I wish I had known what I was getting into before I said “I do”. You see, in the glamour of the dating relationship–when everything is maintained and controlled, the cologne is strong and the flirting is constant–it’s really easy, almost inevitable, to be entranced by this perfect person. They are the shining light […]