Love Floods Hateful Hearts

When I reflect back on 2017 many instances come to my mind. From moments like Australia, Malta, and Germany all legalizing same-sex marriage. Adding to the already medium sized list of countries that recognize that love is love. But I also reflect on moments that set my soul on fire. Similar to watching someone throw…

What are you doing now?

Raise your hand if you’re tired to trying to get healthy? Oh you’re not alone. I have tried year after year to get myself together. Previously I have run a 10K and I am dedicated to finishing a half marathon this year. Though I want to focus on a wholesome attempt to getting a healthier….

An Open Letter to my Neighbors

Dear Neighbor, Our nation is weary of the racism, bigotry, and hate that prevailed in this election. Though we must accept the results of this historic election and move forward to creating a stronger more prosperous society. We must overcome these obstacles with nothing but love, faith, and perseverance. Looking beyond the rhetoric of the…

My apologies.

As a white man in this society it is time for me to come clean. Frankly, I want to apologize to the oppressed for the intolerable acts that white privilege has done since the dawn of time. We’ve progressed to a place where major civil rights issues are being simply swept under the rug in…

Adele-spiration

This past weekend I made the pilgrimage from Detroit to New York City to see Adele perform at Madison Square Garden. Many called me crazy, many praised my desire for adventure, while others were frankly not surprised. At this point in my life anytime that I do something like this there is a small sect…

Just Believe

When you wake up in the morning and slam your hand on the alarm silencing for just 10 more minutes. Then you do it again, and again, and again. Truly hoping that work was canceled. Why is that? Is it because its before your thrive time? Or is it because your job doesn’t support your…

The Spark of Detroit

Deep down within the souls of each us is a spark that controls our desire to create a future that brings us joy and success. It is up to us to make those difficult decisions that will propel into places we could have never imagined. For the last three years I have been living in…

Be Your Own Valentine

So many people wallow in their sorrow when that sacred day rolls around each February. How could you let a revenue based holiday determine your happiness? Well let me correct myself first. Valentine’s Day has some deep religious roots but we as a society have turned it into a revenue generating rose and chocolate festival….

Resolution of 2016

Earlier this week I posted on Facebook celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the flip phone. Even paired it with a witty Adele reference, naturally. Then when a friend commented on my photo informing me that 1996 was 20 years ago I nearly fell to the ground wondering where time had gone. What do I have to show…

What is success?

When I was 14 years old I thought that I had life figured out and I was obviously the smartest human on this planet. I thought that by the time I turned 25 I would have a solid job, own a home, have a family, and be cruising my Range Rover around town. But actually…