50 life lessons.

2020. This year marks my 50th year. I woke up without a hangover this morning and thought "well, I've learned some things". Then I wrote down a bunch more things I have learned. I'm not writing this to tell you how to live your life. These are lessons I have picked up by making a…

Growing up.

My son was recently going through his "old" room, (having upgraded twice as each older sibling moved out) and found a whole bunch of his "treasures". Included in this category: a bag of broken crap collected from the street while walking home from elementary school, a chunk of concrete, stuffed animals, bouncy balls (around 100…

Cigarettes.

09.2015 Cigarettes. The newest taboo. Today I was conducting some business at the bank,¬†and my heavily bearded, perfectly coiffed teller had his Vape sitting just out of eyesight. Because I'm sort, I could see it perfectly from my vantage point, tho I think the intent was it to be out of sight. I had already…

Letting go.

When Taylor was born and her first Christmas came around I went out and got her a Baby's First Christmas ornament from Hallmark. In fact, I think I got two. And most years afterwards, minus a few years here and there, after the holiday I would take the kids out and let them pick out…

flying.

Im gradually going to be bringing some of my older pieces from blogspot over here. This is from August of 2011. so. i've been wanting to write my daughter a letter that sort of sums up everything i'm feeling about her leaving for school. more like how i feel about her graduating from hs. going…