Happy Birthday, Tracy

    Today is my wife’s birthday. I would tell you how old  is, but I like getting to spend the night in the same bed as her. She is amazing and I cannot imagine my life without her.  Here, on my blog, you get to read my writing and occasionally I share a little bit about my life, but I don’t often speak about how central to my life she is. She is there for me every day, no … Continue reading


40th Birthday Approaching

So this is the year when I turn forty. Being the end of the next full decade of life, this is supposed to be one of those years that I look back at how little I have accomplished and how little time I have left on this planet. I don’t feel like doing that. I have lived a pretty good life so far, and yes, there are things I screwed up, but without those I wouldn’t have the life I … Continue reading


2014 Will Be A New Year

I know, I know, of course it will be a new year, but for me it will be unlike any new year I have had in a long time.  Why is that, you say? Well let me tell you. Last week, Tracy and I took a leap of faith and I gave notice on my night job. It added a little extra money to the household coffers, but it took time away from Tracy and the kids that I won’t … Continue reading


Thankful For What I Have and What I Have Lost

I really didn’t intend to write a Thanksgiving post. To me those sort of posts seem overly sappy or completely contrived. My goal is to do neither, but I think I may end up more on the side of sappy, so bear with me, okay? I am so thankful for my family. I have a beautiful wife that loves me despite the fact that I am such a screw up. She stands by my side and supports me in everything … Continue reading


NaNoWriMo, I Have Failed Thee

So it is day twelve of NaNoWriMo and I have decided that this year’s attempt is a bust. I’m enjoying the story idea and I will definitely be pursuing it in some fashion, but I know that I’ve fallen far enough behind that there is no making up the difference for me. Honestly, I didn’t think I would be able to hit the 50k mark, but I thought I would do a bit better than I have. Working three jobs … Continue reading