A hospital is a strange place to be when you are very sick. When you feel nothing like yourself. Everyone does the best they can but your heart calls for home. The worst in COVID times is from 8 PM to 8 AM. You’re alone in the backless uniform, an uncomfortable bed, arms shackled with […]

Recently, I had the chance to spend some time with three amazing men on their podcast, The Oak City Sports Show. Eddie Carter, Dale Neal, and Anthony Robinson are more than experienced athletes. They are role models and men asking the tough questions and putting themselves out there. For me, it was refreshing to be […]

The stress of having cancer live in your home ebbs and flows. Sometimes it’s quiet and you get to enjoy the little things and the simple moments with pure innocence. Other times it squeezes in at inopportune times and everyone knows it. The awkwardness of an uninvited guest. Oh. Yeah. That. Love has qualities we […]

At some point you become very clear about what these hands are for. The precious gift of opposable thumbs enables a limitless use of tools for utility and creativity. From toothpicks to guitar picks, hammers to paintbrushes… Oh, and I can’t talk without using my hands. These hands have served me well in serving. So […]

It’s been three years since “A Father’s Path” came to me. Like a good story, the meaning of The Path deepens with each chapter. Like journaling, a good and true relationship, or deep devotion to something bigger than yourself, the words have become a reflection telling a wider and deeper story. The Path has never […]

Why it is Hard to Work at Home Reason 4: Motivation Of course, it is easy to stay motivated with nature’s role models showing the way. Somehow I think this little guy has inspired American Ninja Warriors everywhere. If we would extend ourselves in such a manner for basic needs, imagine what we would do […]

Many years back I went for a routine ride to the store to with my father-in-law, “RW”. Melanie and I had been in North Carolina for a short time and as RW strapped in shotgun in Mustang Sally on a hot summer day, I remembered the cooler climes of New York’s Hudson Valley. And that […]

Why It’s Hard to Work from Home: Reason 101 The sounds of nature. The attractions of nature that distract in a way to remind of its beauty. A tree frog hanging out at the home office. Brilliant green and with stillness to inspire. Cute and I admire its stick-to-it-ness. Back to work!

Why it’s Hard to Work from Home: Reason # 50 (approximate weight of distraction) A picture is worth… Well dogs already know that. They don’t really need a big vocabulary to tell you what they need. The invitation to play can be assertive. “Look! I’ve brought toys!” And if not answered in a timely fashion, […]