Some advice for the Class of 2020

Pick one goal in your life. Just one. Don’t think about what your parents want, or society wants, or even what your friends want. Make it something that will make you feel happy. Proud of yourself, even. And then, go out and accomplish your goal. Spend a month, or a year, or even twenty yearsContinue reading “Some advice for the Class of 2020”

It’s gotta be rock and roll music, if you wanna dance with me

I’ve been writing this blog for almost six years now, and have put more than 1,500 posts up for the world to consider. I do it because I know that we’re all mortal, and when we leave this world there will be few traces of us left behind. Whether anyone alive today reads these thingsContinue reading “It’s gotta be rock and roll music, if you wanna dance with me”

Pick up a pen, start writing

My heroes are writers. I’ve come to realize this in recent years, probably in some small part because of my experiences with this blog. It will be five years next month that I took the plunge and started collecting my thoughts and stories in one place. And I wish I had started it earlier thanContinue reading “Pick up a pen, start writing”