Giving up

Sometimes life strikes you a certain way, and your motivation just evaporates. I haven’t written anything in this space for a couple months despite having a wonderful trip to my ancestral village in Switzerland, something I fully intended to write about. Truth be told, I have a lot I could say, but what gumption I […]

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Being single

Here’s the post I never wanted to write. I don’t like talking about being single. At this point in my life, people don’t like talking to me about being single. To be completely honest, most of the time it isn’t a big deal. It’s taken several years, but I’ve finally learned to enjoy it a […]

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The Beautiful Game

Soccer and the U.S. have always had a less than passionate relationship.  Not so for this American, though. I started playing soccer at age six in 1988, the age when games consist of a cluster of 15 or so tiny children following a ball on the ground like dingos fighting over a carcass. I came of age when […]

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For you, when you have no hope

No empty platitudes.  I’m sick of them. Some cliched affirmations, because they sometimes help. I don’t know what it’s like to be you. I don’t know.  What it’s like.  To be you. I do know what it’s like to be me.  Maybe. I know what it’s like to ask yourself, “What’s the point of going […]

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Peace with myself

You would think after blogging for nearly a year I would have run out of confessions, but you would be wrong. So, confession: I have a hard time liking myself. For every good thing I accomplish in life, I see 20 mistakes. For every gift or talent I have, I see 50 flaws that hold […]

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