Life has changed. It has changed for the better. With all changes come challenges, and with all challenges come more chances for failure. It is how you deal with these changes that define you. My world completely changed in January of this year. I now have a son. Yes, I have two other children, and claim them as my own, but all you stepparents out there have to admit, having one of your own flesh and blood is different in some ways.Read More
Spring is a beautiful time of year. With all my travels and various adventures, occasionally I miss a change in seasons somewhere. This year, spring was different for me. Instead of skipping from winter into late spring, like I have for the past several years, I actually got to enjoy the cusp of spring in the Smoky Mountains with my wife and kids.Read More
Seasons are beautiful! They are what help divide the months, the years, and give motion and a sense of time to our lives. This past year, my seasons brought me an end to living life alone, gave me a wonderful family, and taught me lessons in ways that only a new season can. In one year, I saw frozen Niagara Falls, military bases in the conflict torn Middle East, played music with great friends, saw places that few ever get to, and married the love of my life, Natalie. I am only now starting to realize all that has changed. This new season is a wonderful one!Read More
Fall is my favorite time of year, so grant me this indulgence. I don't really have a specific story to share this time, but this time of year, more than any other, means the most to me. It has nothing to do with any certain holiday, person, or event, just the simple essence of what fall is and can represent.Read More
Florida wildlife is awesome. . . and I'm not just talking about people watching at the local coffee shop, the varieties of personalities that I am fortunate to work with, or the crow-sized gallinipper mosquitos. The wildlife that I refer to is actual animals, of which there are a large variety here in Miami.Read More
I have stayed in Art Deco hotels and seen periodicals and art from that time period, but this display of machines from that era really brought everything together for me. The art from the period references machines and industrial progress, but actually seeing the machines from those creators really knits the genre together. After all, it was the machines and industry that inspired the art.Read More
I made a trip up to New York City a couple weeks ago for an audition. It was a crazy bit of travel, several airplanes, buses, a subway and a taxi, but I finally made it to my destination. This was a trip for work, but it worked out so that my down time happened in a couple big chunks. Fortunately, the weather was nice enough that I could walk around and explore this city that I work in several times a year, but have not been able to sightsee in since childhood.
Yet again, I've picked up another hobby. One thing I have always wanted to try, until now, was longboarding. The grace with which these boards operate is much different than their shorter trick-centric cousins. Greater length, larger wheels, and more stability make them a coasting and carving machine!Read More