Nothing Normal About Being Normal…Normally

Not an original topic, grant you, this thing about what “normal” is and what it isn’t.  Go to any blog or teen diary (they still have those?  Maybe one with a Hello Kitty theme?  Or a Hulk Hogan hardcover version for tough softies?) and you will no doubt find all sort of words about (not)…

The Bubble

The Bubble. I don’t often think of it, but now and then it comes to mind.  It came up yesterday, as I was responding to one of Belle’s posts in her boombastic blog (I have been known to comment now and then on other blogs). The Bubble. If there was one thing, and one thing alone,…

Man Up, Buttercup

I have always had a tenuous relationship with the idea of manhood.  Or, at least the theory of manhood, and all that entails in being a man. I think it’s difficult for some of us dudes to understand what is expected of us at the best of times, but it is doubly difficult when you’re a…

Time Capsule – The Letter to Papi

I have a time capsule.   It’s nothing like the ones they put in schools or space shuttles, but it’s as grounding and poignant.  And it’s not really a capsule, but a file folder.  A slender one at that.  But inside remains the things that remind me to this day where I was at one…

Balancing the Universe?

It’s funny what comes into our lives when we’re not running it.  That is the one thing that I am in awe of.  The third step commitment to continue the program and give my life and will to God has given me gifts that I never thought possible. We’ve been blessed with a new child in…