Tao Te Ching Day 38: The Spirit of Life

I have fallen down more times than I can remember. From the physical act of falling or getting knocked on my ass to the emotional act of getting knocked on my ass it happens to all of us. We are a people of perpetual fall downedness. We are a people that were built with someContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 38: The Spirit of Life”

Tao Te Ching Day 27: Going With The Flow

“In governing people and serving Heaven There is nothing like conservation Only with conservation is it called submitting early Submitting early is called emphasis on accumulating virtues.” TTC 59 (Lin) In this translation of the Tao Te Ching the author Derek Lin notes that “Conservation is the principle of valuing your time, energy, mind, andContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 27: Going With The Flow”

Tao Te Ching Day 22: Expectations

“At rest is easy to hold. Not yet impossible is easy to plan. Brittle is easy to break. Fine is easy to scatter. TTC – Chp. 64 (Addiss & Lombardo) We come into this world bound. I would like to say that we come in free, but this is not true. The truth is weContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 22: Expectations”

Tao Te Ching Day 21: Alignment

I hurt my neck the other day doing pullups, I didn’t properly warm up and didn’t hav enough rest. At the time it happened, I stopped what I was doing and did something else, then did work to fix my neck. My neck still hurts two days later and this morning, I thought I couldContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 21: Alignment”

Tao Te Ching Day 20: We Have All We Will Ever Need

Knowing others is intelligence, Knowing your self is enlightened. TTC – Chp. 33 (Addiss & Lombardo) Chapter 33, stuck out to me today. I have spent all day at the baseball fields with my kids as they play in baseball tournaments. The sun, excitement, the dust, the driving and the constant action have left meContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 20: We Have All We Will Ever Need”

Tao Te Ching Day 17: The Feminine

I can be a difficult person to live with, I can also be a very warm and comforting presence. What decides the way I am unfortunately ends up being outside forces to often. Is the house a mess, I am a mess. Was I unable to sleep, I am restless and irritable. Has the dayContinue reading “Tao Te Ching Day 17: The Feminine”

A Darkness Building Part 2 #writingcommunity #poetry

The street lay bare the darkness and blood that lined the place only moments before now still as if it had been there for years. A quick wind kicked in sending a high hiss through the stale lifeless night. A streak of crackling light ripped into the midnight, sending electricity sparking in the misted atmosphere.Continue reading “A Darkness Building Part 2 #writingcommunity #poetry”

A Darkness Building (Audio) #poetry

The loss of all life inside the estuary brought about more minions of death and doom than he was able to handle. His instincts had led him down this road, fighting every demon with righteous wrath and a Feral call to the God of heaven that appeared before him in his darkest moments. All theContinue reading “A Darkness Building (Audio) #poetry”

The Selfish Shellfish

One day there was a lonely crab walking on the beach. He had been alone for aslong as he could remember and thanks to his shell it would stay that way. See the crab hated other crabs. He didn’t like the way they smelled, or looked with their buggy eyes and claws that were alwaysContinue reading “The Selfish Shellfish”

From 0 to Funny: My Journey to become a Standup Comedian

I have begun a journey in search of living my dream to do the thing that I have felt called to do.  Stand in front of the world and make you laugh. I am two weeks in to a life long journey of becoming professionally funny and I realized the first time I got onContinue reading “From 0 to Funny: My Journey to become a Standup Comedian”