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I lost, so now what?

  I lost. And so now what? Last night I entered my first Toastmasters International speech contest and I lost. There were three other competitors, and while I held my own, I did not move on to the next round. I wasn’t even runner up! It stings a little. I won’t lie. ...

run and hide

  I have a bad habit of shutting down.  Several things have to go wrong in rapid succession for that to happen, but sometimes and inevitably they do, and that’s when I run and hide. From everyone and everything. I know I do it. I’m sometimes aware that I’m going to do...

tenacity of persistence

  Inky Johnson calls it ‘the process’. He says you have to love it or you won’t get anywhere. You have to commit to it and love it. You have to love to edit. Rehearse. Love to practice. You have to push through. Everyday. Without exception. One day at a time. One hour...

sometimes it all goes wrong

  Sometimes it all goes wrong and yesterday it did. Maybe the above statement is a touch melodramatic, but the late afternoon was certainly not very pleasant. On afternoons like this, I really struggle as a father. I struggle because there is no manual. There is no...

don’t worry

  Don’t worry about tomorrow, because it will come and go, like yesterday, and the day before. Don’t worry about yesterday, because it’s gone. It has come. It served its purpose. It is done. So, worry about today. Right here. Right now. Today. Take today and live...

levity, bears and white rabbits

A grizzly bear and a white rabbit, squatted next to each other, having a poop. The bear didn’t know the rabbit very well, and so the kind bear engaged the rabbit in some small talk. “Hey Rabbit, do you have any problems with poo sticking to your fur?”, he asked. “No”,...