Stepping Out

A few days ago I informed my wife that I was going to start a new blog. Her response? You are not planning on writing about running and only running, right? No. I have another blog/website dedicated solely to the enjoyment of sweat, tears, and uncontrollable bowel movements in the woods. However, this is site... Continue Reading →

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Fevers & Fears

Disclaimer: First, I am by no means a trained medical professional. Anyone who has ever dealt with me in society know that I should never be trusted with someone else's life in my own hands. Second, the following information is not an official confirmation of COVID-19. Carry on... December 19th, 2019 -- I found myself... Continue Reading →

Shots & Spiraling

Note: This could be sensitive material for those dealing with addictions. Proceed at your own discretion. Like everyone else in the world (quite literally), my life has made some sudden adjustments in the past week. Naturally, Spring Break was to be this week, a trip to Colorado, seeing some friends, new shoes, and a chance... Continue Reading →

Sand & ‘The Spectrum’

It isn't about beating. It isn't about overcoming. It is just about embracing, accepting, and enjoying the wild ride that in so many ways I have so little control over. Control. It's an obsession. I am a control-freak by definition; the desire to be in control and oversee every little thing is not due to... Continue Reading →

Miles & Mountains

500 miles from home. Traffic moving at a leisurely pace that we'll be apart of for the next six hours. We'll arrive home, unpack, go to bed, and head back into reality once again tomorrow. When I was a kid there was a cartoon on the Disney Channel called Braceface. It was a short series... Continue Reading →

Sensory & Escape

I had assumed it would be Sunday, maybe even Monday. Thinking that there was a chance that we would not have school on Monday, I was mentally prepared for the unraveling to take place on either day. I had not banked on an idle Tuesday at 4:57 PM CST sitting in my car, in the... Continue Reading →

Running & Reality

I am a runner. Whether I like to admit it, or if my body even shows it, at the end of the day when the laces are untied, the clothes are in the washer, and I'm mixing up something to drink for the sake of recovery...I am a runner. It is who I have always... Continue Reading →

Small Towns & Friday Nights

Mead connected with Burtson for a quick touchdown early in the 1st quarter. Carver completed the PAT for the extra point giving the Bulldogs a fast 7-0 lead. -Rural Reporter, 2004 Call it a whim. That's exactly what it was. It was a whim. A person posted on social media that they were going to... Continue Reading →

Seasons & Scenarios

How did this happen? There are so many cliche analogies comparing life to something else that either tangible or intangible within our realm of reality. One of my favorites is comparing life to seasons. Meaning, when you live where I do, life changes like the seasonal weather patterns...by the minute. I tried to prepare myself... Continue Reading →

Control & Chaos

I told myself for years that I wouldn't be like them. For ages, I listened to the voice that said, "You're just putting on a show. You're just acting. You are just being...dramatic." I wiped out any notion of any problem, quarantined myself from my own reality, and faked it until I made it into... Continue Reading →

Preparation

Trying to fall asleep... Composite notebooks lined with linear thoughts, broken pencils, stained coffee cups Whimsical dreams of what could; what will be, swirl the halls of academic integrity So why are the walls full of lies? Where is the preparation of loneliness, homelessness; different parents; nights, weekends? What of the voice present through the... Continue Reading →

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