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The Precious Cargo Within That Hospital Room

The grumpy, old, fat, perma-scowling nurse was staring me down as I entered the room where my son had just been born without me. Her look was just enough to tell me she had won and there was nothing I could do about it now.

The Day the Scale Simply Said… “O.L.”

It will be difficult for me to ever forget the day I stepped onto ye glorious bathroom scale and instead of a number, it simply read, “OL.”

Mom. Grandma.

As I look back in time at the relationship between my mother and me vs the relationship she has with my child and my siblings, I have noticed a few very important things.

The Potato Cannon Incident

Once upon a time I did something so stupid with my friend that it could have led to a Darwin Award for me. Thankfully I didn't die...

Taking a Baseball Bat to… Myself

This was, perhaps, the most desperate thing I ever did. And in my opinion, was a very real symptom of the extreme pressure of the subculture I grew up in...

The Mexican Kids in the Trash Pile

Once upon a time I *tried* to go out and be a Mormon missionary in Mexico. While out, I came upon a giant trash heap with homeless children struggling for survival, and I learned a tough lesson in humanity that day.

My Punch Drunk Sister

This is the story and lessons learned from when my non-drinking sister got drunk on cough syrup and caused me a little undue grief.

Ratted-Out By My Child

Once upon a time, one of the big television networks was sizing me up for a project. Which put me into panic mode. Which made me do something stupid. Which my son ratted-me out for...

Driving Around Town Breaking Windows

In my youth, while driving around town in a car full of teenage boys who thought it'd be fun to break the windows of random cars, I learned valuable lessons about the difference between defiance and rebellion...

The Glorious Spot in My Jeans…

This is the story of my very first sexual experience, the awkward situation that immediately followed, and the weird life lessons I learned in all of it.

The Missing Shoes

And now... The short and ridiculous story of my missing shoes, along with how I brought our entire travel party to a halt in my panic upon realizing they were gone.


Shortly after leaving home as a teenager, I fell in love with this insanely beautiful girl who was perfect in just about every way. There was just one tiny (okay, really big) problem...


At a time when I was desperate to be accepted and loved, I learned the hard way that there is definitely a wrong way to go in for a first kiss, and a wrong way to deal with rejection when it happens...

The Fish Tank Incident

Confession. I did something terrible, and instead of owning it, I decided to keep it a secret. But, as they always seem to do, eventually that secret came to light...

Once Upon a Time, I Was The Best Damn Tuba Player

Here's something you didn't know about me. Once upon a time, I was a really damn good tuba player. The best, even. But I threw it all away because... Teenagering is tough.

An Awesomely Pointless List of My Random Thoughts

Ever since my kid has been big enough to tie quintuple-knots in my shoelaces, I’ve kept a list of my casual observations of life and the people in it. This is the first half of that list.

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Taking My Blog Back. Taking My Life Back.

There is a reason why my blog wasn't really mine for so long... the extremists. Well, it's time I take this blog (and my life) back. Goodbye 2012.

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Who I Will ALWAYS Respect and Who I Will NEVER Respect…

It's a silly notion to think everyone should be respected, isn't it? Let me tell you, when it comes to "truth," who I will always respect and who I will never respect...

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