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Life It Up

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy LIFE IT UP! The Vegas Massacre reminds me of the fragility of life. It reminds me that existence is a delicate gift to be cherished. LIFE IT UP. The death of superstar Tom Petty reminds me that life ends without warning, sometimes shattering like fine crystal […]

Pepper Steak

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Pepper Steak. Noxious fumes rise from the pan like mustard gas in a world War II fox hole. I cover my mouth with a slice of Brawny Paper towel and move toward the stove. The vapor is a viscous stew of pungent pepper. I extend the […]

The Walk Down

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy The WALKDOWN. The moment lasts less than a minute. But getting to that moment took every second I had. My day begins like it does every day. At 6:30 am, I check my phone. I have a few missed text messages from trusted sources. I grab […]

Be the Rainbow

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ 40 years in the sausage factory. I was talking to a co-worker the other day. He’s been here almost 40 years. 40 years is an eternity at one job. It’s a gold watch plus 15. It’s a marathon of over-time, missed holidays and late dinners. “When […]

The Golden Glow of Forever

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Losing your soul mate. I get off the plane and my phone begins to buzz. It’s my dad. “I’ve got bad news,” my dad says. And so begins a kaleidoscope of emotions and vulnerability that I have never before experienced. I booked this flight months ago. […]

Roof Top Solar Eclipse

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ A Total Solar Eclipse. It’s a celestial moment in time that makes the universe stop and marvel. At 1:27 pm, on August 21st 2017, it happened. God punched the cosmic time clock with an emphatic reminder that he is supremely powerful. Like helpless ants, humanity stood […]

College Day

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Taking your kid to college. All week I’ve been staring at small piles of stuff on the floor, scattered about the house. T shirts next to the couch. A new lamp on the counter. Towels and sheets in the bedroom. “When are we packing?,” I ask […]

Charlottesville

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy Charlottesville. 3 dead. Many injured. America has a black eye this morning. Like angry cockroaches on fire with hate and acrid insanity, Americans fought Americans in the street Saturday, August 12th. The visage from the normally historic streets of Charlottesville were heinous, furious, diabolical and angry. […]

Life Club

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ Fight Club. It’s a novel and screenplay written by Charles Michael Palahniuk. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”  Brilliant! It’s one of the classic movies of all time.  Brad Pitt and Edward Norton play two roles of the same battling alter […]

The Donkey Face Woman & The Pink Shirted Huckster

You know what’s crazy? I’ll tell you what’s crazy™ The donkey faced woman and the pink shirted huckster. The upscale steak house is packed. We put our name in with the host and we’re told it will be 40 minutes. We survey the rectangular bar in the middle of the room. The bartenders are inside […]