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Years ago, a friend once told me that I ‘lived in my own world’. At the time, nobody had ever really noticed that trait about me, including myself. It gave me some food for thought that I’ve continued to chew on since they first mentioned it. For most of my life, I think that I […]

One of my favorite movies is “The Pursuit of Happyness” which follows a man on a mission to discover a better life for himself and his son. Will Smith plays the lead character, Chris Gardner, and I think it’s one of his best films in his career. The movie is painfully hard to watch, as […]

At 36 years-old, I’ve consistently had one thing said about me when others discover something about me: “Well, that makes a lot of sense” which usually follows my revelation that I was homeschooled. To this day, I’m not entirely sure what each person is referring to. However, I try to think it’s a positive observation, […]

For most of my 20’s, I was hell-bent on becoming successful. My then 20-something brain thought that being successful meant having a ton of money in the bank, and worked tirelessly to accomplish that goal. A lot of nights were spent sleepless; fueled by caffeine and a drive that likely came from a sense of […]

One of my favorite movies is Minority Report, featuring Tom Cruise. In the film, we watch as the main character fights an internal battle between performing his job, and fighting his internal demons; heartbreak, loss, pain and addiction. One scene that always stood out to me was the scene where Hanks is watching clips of […]

Earlier this week, I was at a park with Atlas. As he played in the playground, I noticed a woman carrying an orange balloon while she walked up one of the paths. Early in the morning, it seemed like an unlikely time for somebody to be walking with a balloon, and I was curious to […]

If you’ve read my blog for a while – or spoken to me – you’ve likely heard me tell the story about the ice cream cone and the sundae, as first told to me by my Mom. It goes something like this: When my Mom was a child, she went to an ice cream parlor […]

“Make the most of your time – for the days are evil” Lately, there’s been a divisive topic filling the media, and it seems to command the attention of a lot of people in the world – especially those with relatives in the Middle East. Yesterday, there was another divisive topic filling the media, and […]

Earlier this year, I noticed something strange at a local mechanic shop in Lewisville. Normally, the shop has a sign in the front of the building that says “NEED AUTO TECH” in an effort to recruit new mechanics. However, when I walked past the sign as I was taking Atlas for a walk, I noticed […]

When I was a little boy, I remember watching The Chronicles of Narnia and being absolutely terrified of two of the characters in the film. To this day, I don’t even like to think about them, their names, appearance or even the sound of the theme song that played at the start of the first film, The Lion, […]

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