Daddy-Daughter Date Night and Dirtbags

I love my daughter and hope that when I’m 72 and beyond, I’ll be taking her on dates when I can. We recently went to the Chick-fil-A daddy-daughter date night and had a blast. The Fight against Dirtbaggery During the evening, I remembered something I heard a young preacher say after a day with his… Continue reading Daddy-Daughter Date Night and Dirtbags

7 Lessons from Atlanta’s 2 Day Traffic Jam

As stories and news reports of 8 hour commutes were pouring in a few hours after I got home, I knew my own 4 1/2 hour, just under 10 mile drive home, while not awesome, was extremely fortunate. When it was all said and done, many Atlantans ended up on the road in some form… Continue reading 7 Lessons from Atlanta’s 2 Day Traffic Jam

Making It Home in Atlanta on January 28, 2014

When I got out of my car, ditched on the side of Old Alabama Road in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, I had been in the car for nearly four hours. I was about to start a 2 mile walk. As I walked home, I started thinking up one of those funny, bad luck/tough luck… Continue reading Making It Home in Atlanta on January 28, 2014

Weekly Commitment: In Bed by Ten

One of the problems with getting up early in the morning is that it doesn’t jive with going to bed late. There are times when I feel compelled to stay up to watch one more episode of some show that I watch but my wife doesn’t. I’ll mute the TV and stay up an additional… Continue reading Weekly Commitment: In Bed by Ten

Choose Progress over Perfection

2, 3, or 4 days out of 7 is better than 0 out of 7. For too long, habits were all or nothing propositions for me. If I didn’t get it right every single day of the week, my effort was a failure. Learning to Appreciate and Build on the Progress My wife and I… Continue reading Choose Progress over Perfection

Starting Well – An Invitation and a Challenge

We all know that making change is much easier in community. Anonymous groups are built on the idea that it takes a community surrounding each individual for consistent change to take hold. One man vs. a bottle results in frustration or worse. One man + a group of fellow strugglers clawing after the same goal… Continue reading Starting Well – An Invitation and a Challenge