Time for a Change

Can I be real for a second? I’m in a rut. Well, let’s be totally honest…it’s more like a ditch. A really deep ditch. Or maybe a ravine. One of those steep, ivy covered, snake infested bottomless gullies. Whatever it is, I’ve been there a while. As I write this, I’m sitting in a pizza…

I Miss Her

I don’t remember the time or the day, but I do remember the date. February 15, 2007 – the day after my mom went to heaven. I had this thing I needed to do. For mom, and honestly, for me. I definitely needed to do it for me.  Before she died, mom kept fretting about…

Bullying Isn’t Okay, Even In Politics

I never thought I’d find myself agreeing with Kanye {Kardashian} West and a rapper named Chance. I honestly don’t know exactly how it all started. Kanye, at some point in recent days, tweeted about his affection for President Trump, and once twitter nearly broke upon learning this devastating news, he doubled down. If that wasn’t…

How to be Gluten Free Without Annoying Everyone

So, you’re gluten free. Regardless of how you got there, it stinks to be told you can’t have the very ingredient central to the staple of the standard American diet. There’s no question about it, it’s a challenge. Slightly worse than that may be the reaction you get when you share your news, order in…

Homeless Teen Becomes One of America’s Greatest Influencers

Andy Andrews dug a hole for himself — literally and figuratively. As he tried to make himself comfortable in his hollow beneath the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama, it’s safe to say he never once dreamed the New York Times would one day hail him as one of America’s great influencers. Andrews…