The Ant Mound

This is one of the earliest childhood memories I have; sitting next to a mound of red and black ants, hoping I could make friends with them. They didn’t feel the same.


Memorable Cigarettes

I used to smoke a long time ago. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it is part of who I am. These are a few memories tied to a nasty habit I was able to break.


Just Start Somewhere

Eventually you use up every excuse in your book for not doing the thing you keep saying you’re going to do. You’ve procrastinated yourself into a corner and realize it’s either time to just do it, or finally forget about it and move on.


Eliminating Digital Distractions

Life is so full of distractions. It seems everything is vying for our attention in one way or another these days, with most of it coming from our electronic gadgets. If you take time to look up from your phone for a few minutes, you’ll find a sea of humanity with faces buried in their own device. It’s painful to watch.


Saying No

Saying no can be one of the hardest things to do. No to an exciting new project. No to a volunteer opportunity in the community or at church; no to the extra helping of food at a meal; no to bad habits we’ve carried around with us all our lives.


Spin Cycle

Things that were new and exciting one day eventually become dull and boring the next. The pursuit of shiny objects and interesting paths quickly fall by the wayside before you realize it. We move from one thing to the next and then another in search of a quick thrill, because we’ve become instant gratification junkies.