So not like a boss

I often joke with my sons about things we do: “Owned that treadmill today, boys. Like a boss.” “Way to clean up your room—like a boss.” For any of you unfamiliar with the phrase, it means you pegged it. Whatever you’ve just done, you took charge and made it happen. All jesting aside, this week…

Socially acceptable sadomasochism. All the cool kids are doing it.

I’m no criminology expert but I may have an idea of how to begin the rehabilitation process for hardened criminals. One that will leave them screaming for mercy and ready to make a lifestyle change. I can hear them now: I’ll do anything. Please just stop– –the cleanse. For those of you living under a…

Have faith. Be smart. One does not preclude the other.

I felt the impact and truth of what I was saying in my bones—literally. I felt the force of my conviction physically, and it surprised me. My mother lay dying in a hospital bed. She was still well enough to hold conversations and was worrying about my financial situation. I was married at the time…

More reluctance. Less adventure.

Ok folks, I give. Enough of you have asked for an update on my online dating adventures that I’m ‘fessing up. In my previous blog on this assignment, I admitted to being the reluctant adventurer. The only thing that has changed since then is I have even more reluctance and a lot less adventure in…

Surrender

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I waited to commit until I knew it was a promise I could keep. Till death do us part. In sickness and in health. Surrender. If only I could reach him. I see that this choice will hurt him. Maybe if I try one more time I can…