Superhero! Failure!

I know you. I know the feeling you have. You want to be more. There is this niggling feeling under your skin, in your soul, that says you were destined for more than this. You feel that if some… thing would happen, you’d be able to figure it all out and become...

Always and Never

I’ve developed a rule/aphorism because of two different life situations. On Stage The first was in Improv. In a scene, you’ll often see two characters talking and, in order to fulfill some unspoken rule about always needing conflict, they’re yelling...

Origin Story

This is what started it all, people! When I was 6, I got this book, The King Who Rained, and I LOVED it! Ever since then, I’ve spent a LOT of time listening for, when people talk, how can I “take it wrong”? What else could a word mean in that...

I’m excitable!

I look back over my last 10 posts and notice something interesting… I love exclamations! Six posts have !!, two have ??, and that leaves two that are just titles. That’s probably a fair ratio for how I write in emails and how I talk, too. What could that...

My father’s last lesson

“I just want to get back into business.” Wally Martini – 11/18/2010 My father’s last words fit him to a T. When I tell anyone that knew him those last words, they say, “Yep. That’s him!” You see, my father was only an employee...