Thankful

Life is about change. Sometimes it's painful. Sometimes it's beautiful. But most of the time, it's both. -Lana Lang My legs, back, and glute muscles were numb, frozen mostly by the anesthetic shot given prior to the steroid injections. I still had no idea if those steroid injections would finally bring relief to the sciatic …

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The Chasm

There are moments that mark your life. Moments when you realize nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts -- before this, and after this." - Fallen   Aftermath. It seemed a fitting song to define the months following my father's death, and how appropriate that the band responsible for …

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Lessons for Living: Keeping My Dad with Me Part II

Keep the earth below my feet For all my sweat, my blood runs weak Let me learn from where I have been Keep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn." - Mumford & Sons, Below My Feet Am I forgetting him? With nearly two years gone since my dad's death, I found myself asking this …

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{More than} Once in a Lifetime: Travel Lessons Part V (Paris)

There is but one Paris. The French air clears up the brain and does good... a world of good." -Vincent van Gogh World Business Class amazed me. Flying overseas for less than $300 on a traveler pass with my airline-worker best friend proved pretty cool in and of itself; but to get upgraded? The flight attendant offered …

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