Portion Control

The United States of America has come a long way since the time of Super Sizing.  It seems that everyone now is focused on maintaining good health and ensuring proper portion control.  All of the restaurants have the caloric content for your fries and double cheeseburger listed to make sure you know you are about …

No Peace Pipes Here

He knew it was going to be bad, he was no mechanic, but he was pretty sure the car was a goner.  He reached to his pocket and fished out a cigarette.  He wondered to himself, what the hell was he supposed to do stuck in the middle of nowhere New Mexico with no money, …

Unmoored

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”  The quote applies to far more than nautical explorations, but should also be a motto for life.  Ships were made for sailing, for taking on the open ocean and exploring new territories, setting out into the unknown to broaden our …

Stuck on Rt. 66

As he attempted to insert the key into the door of the room, he had to brush the snow and ice off the keyhole.  “Damn its cold”, he thought to himself.  He had to give the door a little shoulder nudge to open as the ice had built up around the base.  The room was …

Escape from LA

He had been driving for hours, with little to no sleep.  The snowflakes blowing past the windshield creating a hypnotizing effect only making his weariness worse.  It took all that he had to keep his eyes open.  He was kicking himself for not stopping in Santa Rosa, but he had no desire to spend any …

First Entry

I was at the football field getting set up for the Relay for Life, an annual walking event to raise money for cancer research, when the pager went off.  The unmistakable tone shattered the peaceful afternoon, “Central paging City Fire, Central paging City Fire, you are requested to the corner of Second and Main for …

Stones

I find myself traveling down a familiar road, a road that I have been down many times in the past always excited, eager to arrive, longing to be at the destination ahead. For there, were all of the comforts and warmth of a welcoming embrace, a loving smile and gentle laugh. I travel down this …

Chasing Carrots

I wasn't going to write a post for Monday, I was going to take the day off.  After all 9 posts in 7 days for a new blogger should be good enough right?  What I find though is that it's not enough, I have a desire a yearning to do more.  (Besides, what else is …

Decompression

As I spent the weekend relaxing watching the snow fall out the window, I came to realize how much I appreciate a lazy day.  Usually days are spent chasing a career, keeping up with kids school, sports and extra curricular activities, and trying to make time for family and friends, life can get hectic.  We …