On July 4th of 2020, we ran together. When I say ran, I mean I plodded along with heavy wheezing while Israel lightly trotted, wishing he had more weight in his pack. The goal was the Afton 25K Trail Run we had signed up for months in advance. I was supposed to train and be
It happened in a single day. On my way to work, the building was standing. On my way back home, the building had turned to rubble. That was the building I had dreamed about inhabiting. When I first saw it, I could hardly contain the excitement. It was the perfect location for the movement I
I don’t hear much about single dads. Single moms – yes, lots of press. If they can hold down a job and still get the kids to school in the morning and fed dinner at night, it’s seen as a saintworthy thing. And hey, it IS. This isn’t knocking single moms. It’s super tough to
Unfortunately, these days, divorce is all around. Most of us know at least one person, if not ourselves, who has gone through it. If you are a friend of the couple going through divorce, things can get awkward, to say the least. You might not know what to do or say. You might not know
Have you ever met a couple that went together so well, you imagined in your head something like, “Welp, THEY sure are lucky. They probably started dating in high school. Wish I had that. Look at them! They’re perfect.” ONLY TO FIND OUT that they have one of the messiest stories you’ve ever heard? He
Once you are divorced, you enter a new world. It’s called “I’ve been through hell and back and now only other people who have also been divorced can understand a certain part of me.” Kind of a long name for the new world, but that is really what it’s called. We don’t know about you,
The day your divorce goes through. The last time you went to dinner and officially knew it was the end. The last holiday you spent together. The day of your separation. The day you moved out. The first holiday you spent alone. You probably have your own version of at least two of these days.