Make the Unknown Known

Most challenges, exist in our minds. We build the barriers to entry. We make the molehill a mountain by lying down next to it. We let the fear of the unknown trick us into getting ready and never actually taking action.  Life is full of the unknowns. Sometimes the only way to know is to…

What I Have Been Working On

So, a lot of my daily effort has been working on two goals. One is physical, my waist size and fitness level. The second is my creative output, writing daily and drawing or painting daily.  The writing is published every day, but the art isn’t, that is because I have no obligation to show bad art. So, I have…

Butterflies Can Ruin Your Life

What are the butterfly wings that cause a storm in the midst of your day? What are the little things that ignored for too long destroy a moment or a day? What are the little butterflies of ease floating through the air that soon become chaos beyond repair? Our smallest decisions can have the biggest impact on our lives. Let us…

Dreaming About Running

I dream about it.  I have been dreaming about running. I am not a runner. My throat dries within a few minutes of running. I have a love hate relationship with running. I want to be able to push myself to go crazy distances, but I don’t really want to go run. My favorite places…

Compete With You

There is a competition that I am engaged in.  The only way to lose is to quit.  The desire to compete is all it takes. The desire to continue when things get hard, the way gets blocked, or the path gets boring.  It’s a path of self-improvement. It is the path of creating challenges for…

The Epicenter of Simplicity 

It starts with something small. It starts with an idea.  It starts with your hands. All the little coffee houses are built on this kind of dream.  They are built on a drink made from a bean, the work that went into them. The same goes with a painting.  A little paint spreads across a…

Dream of Glory

We start small.  Our dreams are only alive in our imaginations. We want to experience something beyond the normal.  We want to go further than we have ever been.  Sometimes we don’t even have original dreams and that is okay, because we want to taste the glory of doing something great. Rarely do we truly want the glory…

Take Notes

I take notes from books, quotes, and interviews. Sometimes from what is said by a tv character.  What I have noticed is that some people live with a handful of mottos or mantras. For instance, “God has a reason for this.” Or “No guts, no glory.” Or “Bitch better have my money.” Then there are…

Where Do You Stand?

I like violence, not as much and not as brutal as when I was younger, but I still do on a primal level like it.  Instead of lying to you and saying I think it is evil I will explain.

Crazy Beats Big

When was the last time you did something crazy.  I don’t mean get in trouble with the law crazy, but something like cliff diving. Like testing your boundaries, took a road trip without being prepared, just go.  When was the last time you turned the stereo up all the way while driving? When did you do…