Friendship – 20 to 40 Gratitudes Part 12

I don’t have any memory of a life when I didn’t know Robert Leddy. Playing with him was fun before I even had a concept of friendship. Hell, he helped me DEFINE friendship. Years of calling his house to see if he was home before sprinting out the door and knocking on his door, probably […]

Leveling Up – 20 to 40 Gratitudes Part 11

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I’m guessing that old chestnut came from somewhere more poignant than the Zorro movie with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, but that’s where I know it from. Gustavo came onto the online banking team a couple months after I joined it. He was flashy. He commanded […]

Strap On the Pads – 20 to 40 Gratitudes Part 9

I know I’ve mentioned Coach Campbell on this blog before. I’m not sure if it was before the holocaust of 2012 or not, but even if his name is still kicking around here somewhere, it bears repeating. Coach Campbell single-handedly destroyed my scouting career with promises that I’d be allowed to strap on the football […]

Planting my Flag – 20 to 40 Part 6

[Note: It is well-known that the death of consistency on a blog challenge is the first weekend. I have known this before. I remember knowing this before. But I struggle with it every single time. –L] I’ve known for a long time that I tend toward fantasy and away from science fiction when it comes […]

Christian Mom

This piece of performance art crossed my Facebook feed this evening and kinda piqued my ire. Have you ever noticed that the people with the least certainty are generally those with views that are repugnant? The ones who will casually say something so insensitive and seemingly so wrong-headed, but filled with such certainty and conviction […]

Shaking my Sandwich-Filled Fist at the Sky

I’m getting older. I get it. Time marches on, and the fourth decade of life beckons me. I feel right around 40. None of this feeling like a teenager (or a 60-year-old) for me. And I accept it. One thing I wasn’t expecting from getting older is something that I have to come to terms […]