Life is Heavy. Life is Sheer Joy.

Even though life can be difficult and ugly, it can be simply amazing and beautiful at the same time.


New Year, Same You

Maybe that's the beauty of the new year; it gives us an opportunity to let go.

My Favorite Authors — Part 1

  In his world-renowned book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl says: “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a Worthwhile Goal [caps and bold added for effect], a freely chosen task. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost but... Continue Reading →

What I’m Learning . . .

  I'm learning a lot about myself and life these days. I'm learning that it's okay to ask for what I need. I'm learning that my dreams don't magically come true without hard work. I'm learning that my impatience or annoyance is more about my inner state of mind than it is about the one... Continue Reading →

What Women Want: A Side Note.

Apparently this whole "What Women Want" thing has been on my mind for quite some time.  While going through some old files on the computer I came across this pic I took in 2007. It reminded me I need to continue my series and expand on this topic. I trust you are having a fantastic... Continue Reading →

New Discoveries

I just wanted to take a minute and say hello and share some awesome new discoveries I have made. My fascination with the Hungry for Change documentary has led me to Food Matters TV and I'm beyond excited to dig into the hundreds of documentaries that are available there. Also, while getting on Facebook this... Continue Reading →


Maybe its the sun saturating my face while I sit on my new deck. Maybe its the wind wrestling with the trees all around me. Maybe its the water endlessly flowing by in the form of the Portage River before me. Maybe its the birds continuously chatting with one another. Maybe its sipping my freshly... Continue Reading →

Mr Holland’s Opus

Mr Holland's Opus I have to admit, I am a sucker for Mr. Holland's Opus. It's impossible for me to watch that movie without producing a bucket full of tears. I own it on DVD but for some reason I forget all about it until I run across it on cable. Last night I saw... Continue Reading →

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