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September 27, 2019

Few things make me sadder than when my alarm goes off before 7am. 

Few things make me more uncomfortable than awkward small talk. 

This morning, I got both. 

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I know waking up before 7am is normal life for 75% of you, and quite frankly that’s depressing. How easi...

September 25, 2019

I teach a class at Furman University. On Saturday they had a football game against Mercer. I get free tickets so my dad and I decided to go. We sat in a student section, and in order to get everyone going one girl started shouting, “FU 1 time! FU 2 Times! FU 3 Times!!!...

September 24, 2019

I didn’t write a blog yesterday. I tried to, but I was a week late in doing my Safety Training Videos for school so I sat up until 11:30pm watching wonderful vignettes on Blood Born Pathogens and Sexual Harassment. Nothing like having Stage 4 Cancer and watching School...

September 20, 2019

Man’s Search for Meaning, Part 2

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Richard Rohr says that we have to get the shape of God right. Everything else can come after that. 

Along those same lines, perhaps I’ve been a little too dismissive of the fighting metaphor when it comes to dealing with this l...

September 19, 2019

Man’s Search for Meaning. Part 1

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Yesterday, my therapist and I had a breakthrough. 

Yesterday, he suggested a book! 

This might not seem like that big of a deal, but when I first starting seeing him I asked if there was anything he thought I ought to read. Not...

September 17, 2019

Last night I turned off the Cubs game in the top of the ninth inning. They were up 8-2, and I figured that if they blew this game, I didn’t want to be around to watch it.

I brushed my teeth and got into bed, and then like a nine year old boy who on the night before Chri...

September 16, 2019

What happens to a dream fulfilled? 

Last night I almost found out.  

It was a fairly minor dream, but a dream nonetheless. 

For the past month, I have been what is known in the business as a “Theatre Widow.” Jaimie has been Assistant Directing The Crucible at the Warehous...

September 13, 2019

According to Joseph Cambell, the final stage of the Monomyth is called the Freedom to Live. Here the hero gains a Freedom from the Fear of Death. This allows him or her to, “fully live in the moment, neither anticipating the future or regretting the past.”

Sounds amazin...

September 10, 2019

I saw a great Meme today. It said:

Have you ever drank an iced coffee so strong for a brief moment you actually had hope. 

I sent it to my sisters, who are all coffee addicts, and we laughed.

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There was such a truth to that statement. There is something about a full...

September 9, 2019

I was watching the Cubs play the other day. I don’t know why I watch the Cubs as much as I do. I wouldn’t say I enjoy the experience. I love them far too much for the games to be fun. I spend most of the nine innings throwing my hands up at the television and texting m...

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