Every Thorn Has Its Rose

Rose

Things that matter often hurt. I’ll be honest, I haven’t experienced much emotional pain in my twenty-six years on this earth. I’m lucky, spoiled even. I was raised by a caring family who supports me every way they can. My parents are still married and I’ve never attended a family member’s funeral, not even a […]

Metaphor Overload

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Live in the moment. This statement annoys me for many reasons. First of all, it’s so overused that most people, myself included, have become numb to its meaning. Second of all, it’s redundant. Live in the moment? Aren’t we all living in the moment? What other moment besides this exact one are we capable of […]

Blog Because

Welcome

Here’s the deal, folks. Roughly ten months ago I added “mother” to my resume, right next to “wife” and “high school English teacher.” At 9:48 AM on May 1st, I fell in love with a beautiful, ambitious, intelligent little ball of vigor named Savannah Joy. She’s my sunshine, my world, my little pioneer, and I […]