It’s quiet. Yet the wind is blowing through the trees so hard it’s tearing the bright colored leaves off its limbs, one by one. The clouds are sailing across the sky as if they are in a race without a finish line. And the sky is darkening earlier that I’d like it to. Life […]
Since early December, a writer friend and I have been working on a non-fiction book proposal. Back in late January, we sent the proposal to a literary agent with high hopes. A couple of weeks went by with no word. Then an e-mail came through.
Larry Nassar, the pedophile who was allowed to abuse young girls for decades under the guise of being an esteemed gymnastics doctor and trainer for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, is finally being sentenced this week in Lansing, MI. Almost 200 victims are sharing their personal stories about how Nassar groomed them, sexually abused […]
I don’t like making New Year’s resolutions. I don’t see the point. But I always hope I’m a better person than I was the year before, that I’ve grown/evolved, and learned from my mistakes. I figure if I do that, then the rest will fall into place. That’s my approach year in and year out. Still, […]
My daughter is turning five on Sunday and I have some thoughts about it . . .
Anyone who has ever read some of my personal essay work knows that I often write about my relationship with my parents. I recently wrote an essay about my relationship (or lack thereof) with my mother and how it directly affected my thoughts of wanting/raising children. Spoiler alert: I didn’t think I’d ever want kids. Yet here […]
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G. I have so many thoughts about this, and often wonder what rap would look like if he were still alive today. In my humble opinion, he was a true poet. He could weave words together like a lyrical tapestry, and he […]
For some people, March is all about St. Patrick’s Day. For me, March is all about the madness. There are few things in life that can make your heart soar one minute and then break the next within a matter of seconds. That’s the beauty and the nightmare of the NCAA Tournament.
Throughout the past three decades, Buffalo Bills fans have endured a ridiculous amount of near victories and close calls—many of which have been so close to the damn finish line you could smell the hint of champagne in the air.
I woke up this morning to a quiet house. My wife is away on a business trip. I did the usual things: took the dogs out and fed them, started the coffee and made my daughter’s lunch. I didn’t turn on the television, didn’t check the Internet. I already knew what had happened. Late last […]