Secure Your Mask Before Helping Others

If you’ve been on a plane you’re familiar with the pre-flight spiel. Life vest under your seat, lights will illuminate the aisle directing you to the nearest emergency exit, and oxygen masks may drop from the ceiling. Without fail, during this one man show put on by the flight attendant, they will instruct you toContinue reading “Secure Your Mask Before Helping Others”

It’s The Cotton Anniversary!

Life is interesting in the way it winds and weaves. When you plan on zigging, it zags. When you plan on ducking, you stumble over a trip-wire. And sometimes when one door closes the only way out is through the air ducts. Two years and four days ago I drove into Detroit to begin theContinue reading “It’s The Cotton Anniversary!”

Taking a Break

You know when you start to have so many balls in the air that you realize you need to set some to the side so you don’t drop all of them? That’s where I am right now. The puppy, the blog, work, a social life, getting healthy, editing a children’s book, writing the sequel toContinue reading “Taking a Break”

Remember To Laugh

It is often difficult, in times such as these, to find the silver lining. To see the light at the end of the tunnel or even to take the time to laugh at something silly. As someone who used to be incapable of doing these things, even in the best of times, I can honestlyContinue reading “Remember To Laugh”

New Job!

Over the past few months I have struggled with finding the right job. After my previous employment ended I realized that I needed to make a change in the way I approached searching for new career opportunities. First and foremost, by recognizing that I don’t need a job that gives me a sense of greaterContinue reading “New Job!”

What doesn’t kill you and why is it supposed to make you stronger?

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, originally phrased “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” is a quote attributed to the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. You know, the one who talked about the abyss gazing back? That dude is just a bundle of laughs. I’ve always hated that saying. Because it isn’tContinue reading “What doesn’t kill you and why is it supposed to make you stronger?”