• Pretty Woman

    Pretty Woman

    I love that song! Roy Orbison sang it like no one has been able to since he originally released it in August of 1964... Long time ago, I know. But some things are timeless and that song is one of the great, all-time classics that will never go out of style. It's part of my playlist. As I listened to it the other day, I got to thinking about how far I've come with this muscle disease.
  • Preparing For Spring

    Preparing For Spring

    I’m ready to reclaim warmth and rejoin the living. I hibernate from December to March. The winters have gotten worse over the years in Chicago. The first chill of a frosty day enters your bones and lingers all winter. Usually over the winter months, I’m in a creative sumber. I think of all the great things I’d like to accomplish in the new year and devise a plan of attack. I also tend to do a lot of introspective work. 2014 was a year of personal growth and realization. I faced, head on, some of my greatest insecurities. I cannot say I’ve completely overcome them, but I’m well on my way.
  • No Place For Wimps

    No Place For Wimps

    This is not political. It is my story. It's a story of individual choice, a woman's right to think for herself and then change her mind. After many years of marching through life with my own personal anti-gun mindset, I seem to have done an about-face in recent years. And not just in theory... This past Monday morning I went for my first shooting lesson. Boom! Literally and figuratively. Big stuff. Maybe not for you, but definitely for me... I have always sworn against guns and gun ownership...Never wanted anything to do with them...didn't want them near me.
  • When life throws you a curve ball start cleaning?

    When life throws you a curve ball start cleaning?

    I am sure we all know that in life we will face many challenges some that we can anticipate and others that come as a surprise. When it comes to my situation it was over 5 years ago when I suffered a work related injury and had to stop working. Since I was no longer working and my wife works a full-time job it has become my responsibility to take care of the majority of household cleaning - I guess this is when I became a house husband. As my wife works a full time job I believe it is only fair that I help out as much as I can.
  • You Are the One

    You Are the One

    I recently broke my leg from a fall. I am in the process of healing and I am hoping it won't be for much longer. I am already getting cabin fever! In vague terms, I fell during an act of lust for which at the time was to cover up hurt from love. We always learn things best the hard way. My lesson from this is not to shun away love or any path getting there. Anybody who knows me knows that I love to love and be loved. Call me naive, but I believe that love heals everything. So here is a love song, one of many, that I wrote and actually performed at my friend's wedding last year.