the land of chocolate milk.

I had my priorities pretty straight as a kid. Sleep often, eat well, and scream frequently - just for good measure. But my mother was also very thoughtful when it came to what we ate and drank. Admittedly so, I got a little out of hand when too much sugar was in my system. For ...

leaving an impression.

Back in the homeschool days, mom, Janine, and I would start the morning off by going for a trek through the neighborhoods. Mom and Janine would walk/jog and I’d ride my bike. It is no secret that I have a competitive streak and I have always loved winning via speed. Pause for a moment. We ...

olympics.

Like basically every other kid I knew at the time (which wasn’t very many…), watching the Olympics was a huge thing to look forward to every other year. I vividly remember (with the help of old VHS family tapes) reenacting figure skating, ski jumps, gymnastics (though I can’t do a cartwheel…), and who knows what ...

that one time. when we almost…

If you read my last post, talking points, this is the post you’ve been waiting for. The burning question you’ve had since last Saturday will now find resolution. Welcome to the danger zone. Dun dun dunnnnnnnnn. (Pardon my rusty screenplay writing...this’ll just have to do) Scene 1 - INTERIOR: Dark studio FADE UP: Head to ...

talking points.

Somewhere along the line, I made the inner determination that I would find a way to make anyone and everyone talk to me - whether they wanted to or not. I was determined to find that secret weapon - that one question or process that would open up the tightest closed mouth and unleash the ...