Top 5 Snow Handling Hacks for Snow Noobs

For the last two weeks the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has been surprised with a foot or more of cumulative snow fall, a freak occurrence in these parts of the world. (Blame Global Warming!) To survive in the "arctic tundra" there are a few easy tools and procedures you can follow to make your experience more... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer, Part 7

Can't. Used to. Was. Doesn't. Loved. These are the words I never thought I would use to describe my mother at 63 years of age. So full of life a few months ago and now she is, for the most part, bed ridden and/or lethargic. She can barely speak, eat or drink. This brick house... Continue Reading →

F@%k Cancer, Part 5

I need time to stop. For the seconds to slowly trickle and the minutes to last a lifetime. I'm not ready to see days turn into nights, to be closer yet farther away... Was this it? The last time I would see her? I found myself on an red eye flight to MSP,  connecting through... Continue Reading →

The Introvert Experience

After a while being out and about with friends, road tripping and the like, it dawned on me that folks don't really understand the introvert experience as it pertains to the human condition. Being able to engage live audiences and communicate eloquently and frequently with living "rational" beings, especially via online media, does not automatically signal... Continue Reading →

Marriage: Year Two

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Our second year started waiting for the green light to start trying to conceive again. If nothing... Continue Reading →

Take a Chance

Draw a line, cross it, Take a step or two, Color inside and outside the lines. Let the wonder, wander free. Go beyond the horizon, Take the plunge and dive right in! Be bold. Be brave. Be fierce. Let the world see you shine. All that is loved is not lost. All that is forgiven,... Continue Reading →

The Maid, Matron and/or Man of Honor Commandments

Modern weddings are ripe with opportunities to create drama and misunderstandings especially when it comes to the roles and responsibilities for everyone involved. This is most prevalent in the bridal party where tasks like the bachelorette and day of preparations fall on the maid, matron or man of honor who gets to serve as a... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of Our Scars

I've never played Bocce Ball. Ever. Watching people try to knock a ball closer to the pallina, or away, to force your opponent's hand to make a point never moved me to participate. W and the rest of my guy friends love hearing the satisfying clack clack of hitting the target, the shift of the... Continue Reading →

Of Life, Adulting and Challenging the Status Quo

My family realized I had the makings of an engineer because of my endless curiosity. Intrinsically, looking for patterns and figuring out how things were interconnected motivated me to ask questions of depth and substance. Whenever the adults didn't have an answer they would hand over a book, magazine or tool and leave me to... Continue Reading →

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