Meteor Showers At Midnight :: Thoughts on friends that change you…

I have a theory about friendship. I think we’re drawn to certain people, not just because we like certain things about them, but also because we like the way we are when we’re with them. You know how some friends bring out the funnier side of your personality, while others bring out the adventurous side. … Continue reading Meteor Showers At Midnight :: Thoughts on friends that change you…

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Lunchroom Economics :: Thoughts on self-worth by association

I consider myself to be rather independent thinking. Not totally swept up in what’s popular. Not desperately looking for others approval. I consider myself to be beyond that. And I have proven myself wrong almost every day of my life… I still have vivid memories of all the school cafeterias I ever ate in as … Continue reading Lunchroom Economics :: Thoughts on self-worth by association

The Things We Do For Community… Even if that community speaks Klingon, wears skin-tight costumes in public, and carries the rank of lieutenant on an imaginary starship

So, I’m going to make a pretty big confession here. I’m a recovering “Trekky”(or Star Trek fan, for those of you too cool to know such things).  I hesitate to say this because I know what immediately jumped into your minds - the freaky, geeked-out dudes in costumes arguing whether Geordi was a better engineer … Continue reading The Things We Do For Community… Even if that community speaks Klingon, wears skin-tight costumes in public, and carries the rank of lieutenant on an imaginary starship

The Empty Office Next Door (or maybe, Friends Are Friends Forever…kind of)

The office is empty. The desk is vacant. There is a line of dust on the bookshelf that reveals the place where books once rested. And my friend is gone... Off to the next leg of his journey, with his wife, baby and beloved bicycle in tow. I had known for the better part of … Continue reading The Empty Office Next Door (or maybe, Friends Are Friends Forever…kind of)