You Make Heaven A Place On Earth

Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth? Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth They say in Heaven, love comes first We’ll make Heaven a place on Earth Ooh, Heaven is a place on Earth Belinda Carlisle immortalized these lines in her eternally catchy 80’s anthem “Heaven Is A Place On Earth.” You’re welcomeContinue reading “You Make Heaven A Place On Earth”

Roadies Suck! (a confession)

I ran my first trail race on February 2, 2021. After a lifetime of participation in various road races, I was astounded by how friendly and supportive all the runners were. In road running, the only conversations pre and post race seem to be between runners that already know one another – often clustering inContinue reading “Roadies Suck! (a confession)”

Twenty Two Love Notes

One I once filled pages and pages of diaries, prayer journals, and composition books with earnest yearnings for an imagined and idealized “One.” I wondered, wished, and doubted. I still have wonders and wishes and doubts about oh so much in this life but I have certainty of one thing: you are The One forContinue reading “Twenty Two Love Notes”

Who Shall I Be Today?

I intend to be brutally honest about myself in this post. My intent is to think honestly and out loud about significant and harmful shortcomings in my personal character in a way that may be helpful for my continued personal growth and maybe, possibly, helpful to my readers’ growth as well. While I generally dislikeContinue reading “Who Shall I Be Today?”

It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming

The title for this post is a small lie as I type this first line at 12:03am of Saturday morning. So, accurately speaking, yesterday was Good Friday. The beginning of Easter weekend. A day traditionally marked by somber religious ceremonies about alienation, betrayal, and death. The title for this post is a larger truth addressedContinue reading “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming”

When is Anger Useful?

I recently decided I wanted to learn how to livestream video. It’s really just an extension of my fascination with everything related to the indoor training app-video game-social network that is Zwift. So, I created a Twitch account and livestreamed my latest online race, a scratch points race in Season Two of the WTRL/Zwift RacingContinue reading “When is Anger Useful?”

Beastie Boys Story: a Reflection

Although it released back in April of 2020, I only recently had the chance to watch Beastie Boys Story on Apple TV. A full viewing of the film evokes a panoply of emotional responses, at least for this 40-something longtime fan of the band. The most stirring moments come in the final third of theContinue reading “Beastie Boys Story: a Reflection”

The Gospel of Rhythm Part Two: Motivation

Today is January 15, 2021. We are about halfway through the typical life expectancy for New Year’s Resolutions so it seems like an appropriate time to write about motivation. While I have found great enjoyment in approaching weekly newsletter updates in a very eclectic and random fashion, I’m not sure if it’s been very usefulContinue reading “The Gospel of Rhythm Part Two: Motivation”