Short Winter Days?

You would think that with the minutes of daylight we are losing heading into Winter here in Alaska that the days would be short. You always hear all about those short winter days in the great white north.  Yet to tell you the truth…I can’t decipher if the days are short, flying by or going […]

I’m Chuck

I’m Chuck

I awoke this morning to two amazing texts messages, one from my BFF and the other from a friend saying “Morning Chuck”.  I’m Chuck. It’s my newest alter ego and the back story is long, complicated but mostly hilarious. The fact of the matter is I awoke this morning euphoric. I sat poolside last night […]

Pledging to be positive?

Somethings happen in life that just really aren’t what you decided you wanted to happen.  Sometimes as adults (maybe a small portion of them) accept that survival and sucking up the fact that you just have to do things you don’t wanna do (within reason, morals etc) – is something you have to do. As […]

Call me

So there I was enjoying my caffeinated drink. Enjoying the peace and quiet while the kids were outside playing. I decided it was a great time to finally tackle my personal email inbox and the such. This particular email receives 12345 million spam messages a day, along with the various FWD: FWD: FWD: and notes […]

Where I Come From

Let’s see I was born in Chandler, Arizona. Lived there until I was in the sixth grade. But I don’t really consider myself from Chandler. I was just a bare foot, dirty, non-matching clothes wearing kid. I thought riding bikes, playing with Barbie’s, dancing in the yard, playing in sprinklers and playing softball was all […]

It’s not the beginning or the end

It’s never the beginning. The beginning is almost always exciting. You build up that anxious feeling from the excitement. Any little worries you may have at the beginning will pester you but eventually wear off. It’s thrilling because the beginning is new. The end. The end is always a let down. You will say it […]

The Importance of Manners

I thought of titling this post as, The Importance of Manners in the South, but that wouldn’t be as broad as I wanted it to be. Right now my family are residing in the Southwest, which I wouldn’t even put in the same category as the South considering the vast difference in cultural and societal […]

Inside The Fire

If you haven’t heard about the Wallow Fire in North Eastern Arizona recently, then you may not exactly like the news or don’t have ties to the state. I do. I have my southern roots not born into me, but grown into by spending a decade in Texas from the age of 17 on. But […]

Gathering Around The Kitchen

In my family there seems to be a trend around where we gather – the kitchen. Have you ever taken notice to where your family gathers? I decided to actually pay even more attention to this particular trend and take a trip into my memory for even more understanding. When my family and I lived […]

Childhood Nostalgia

Maybe you don’t remember because you didn’t do it. But when I was a kid, me and my siblings grew up playing ball. We also grew up with a deep love and affection for baseball. I remember going to countless spring training games in Chandler but not to see the Brewers (who at the time […]