Being There.

Being There.

I’m in a rocking chair at the Knoxville airport. It’s a unique thing – at all of the large windows overlooking jet bridges and runways, there are rocking chairs of all sizes. Most of them are empty, save for the one I’m in. There are people around the airport waiting for their flight, heads down […]

Falling Down.

Falling Down.

“I should’ve communicated better.” That single horrifying thought repeated over and over in my head, silently, as I was being introduced to speak. The host for the event and I met over the phone once to discuss his expectations for the keynote I was about to give and he had given me some content ideas. […]

15 Minutes.

15 Minutes.

Time is a precious commodity that comes in limited quantities. I am the dad of two toddlers that have learned how to wrestle and fight with each other. I started waking up earlier – around 5:00 AM – to get in some good writing time every morning before the kids woke up at 6:00 AM. It lasted […]

Real.

Real.

  In a world where so much is digital, I ask myself often: If someone that followed me met me in real life would they be disappointed? It is kind of a weird question. Theoretically, my online self should really be an extension of my “IRL” self. It is just one other way that people […]

The World Vs. Me

The World Vs. Me

It is amazing how something so simple can so radically change our perception. Rather than trying to find some poetic way to explain it, here is a video of a cute baby seeing her mom for the first time: Some tiny frames and glass that is curved the right way and that baby girl’s entire […]