On Becoming a Better Man, Human, and Father


Letting Go


In the past 330 days or so I have let go of (unrealistic) expectations. Especially as it relates to women and love interests. What do I mean by this you wonder… Well, let’s just say that if I meet a woman I’m attracted to, I don’t begin to run her through an mental inspection to evaluate if she is Girlfriend material. I prefer to let grow organically. This has obviously...

Cultivating Sense of Wonder


There is nothing like seeing someone perform their ART! My sense of wonder is through the roof when I am in the presence of these artists. Let me give you an example. It’s good I promise. Read on. I started doing improv late 2009 with this little improv training company named Dallas Comedy House. They had a vision and the guts to make things happen. Since they launched, they have steadily...

Moment of Vividness and Life


She handed me the paper folded up with the words “To: Daddy” written very carefully in her best handwriting. Delicately, with her watching over me, I opened it up and saw the most beautifully illustrated family picture you can imagine: Daddy, her sister, and her. The family picture had the most beautiful rainbow you have ever seen in the background and a sun shining over us. Let me...

On Perfection


Today is day 2 of the Reverb10 writing challenge. Each day this month you are given prompts to help you write on a topic. Leo Babauta , one of my online minimalism mentors, gave the prompt today. It was: Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it” Well, it took me about 30 seconds to come to my conclusion. PERFECTION! I want things to...

Intense | 2010 In A Word


This year has been a year of incredible emotions. I have never felt so alive in my life. INTENSE. Unfortunately, with all that “life feeling” stuff, there has also been some very low lows. It has not been all peachy. I have had to re-evaluate myself and my journey. And after careful consideration and 20/20 Hindsight I would not change my decisions that brought me to this place in my...

On Becoming a Better Man, Human, and Father