Believing in that Ultimate Promise

Alleluia. Man, I love that message. While it’s always been impactful, it seems even moreso this year for me. All the discussion of the resurrected body. That promise. It’s so awesome. Because when you watch your body deteriorate, progressively, day after day, your appreciation of the concept of a resurrected body – one that is … Read more

Nothing to Add but a Blank Stare and Drooling

One of my very first pictures. With that blank stare and the drooling, it could also have been a very recent picture. 🙂 After my news earlier this week, I don’t have anything witty or thought provoking or even remotely interesting to add right now. As you can probably imagine, I am emotionally spent. But … Read more

Categories ALS

Clark County Live! Co-founder Diagnosed with Terminal ALS Disease

One of the original co-founders of the popular local digital media publisher Clark County Live! recently disclosed that they had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch Canton, who co-founded the site in 2008 with his wife Melanie and other family members, was originally diagnosed with the … Read more

Seriously, Only Seven and a Half Hours

Seven and a half hours. That’s how long I had my driver’s license before I wrecked my mom’s car. Yes, seriously. But hear me out. There’s much more to the story. March 28, 1980. A Friday night. I remember it like it was yesterday because it was (plus or minus 42 years). 🙂 I’ve got … Read more

Buy Dirt

Recently certain song lyrics have really resonated with me. Like deep down to my core. Most recently it’s been ‘Buy Dirt.’ This one is like they knew my personal To-Do checklist. “Find the one you can’t live without”  ✅ – (Hey beautiful, Melanie) Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground”  ✅ – (Ke’e … Read more

Seven Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty One

Seven thousand seven hundred sixty-one. As in 7,761. Also known as a metric boatload or something like that. So… A little advance warning. I’ve been working on a (not so) little project. I’m digitizing all our old hard copy photos. So far, I’ve scanned over 7,000 (!) photos from the early 1900’s through the turn … Read more

So Much for Friendly Family Game Night

The calm before the storm. The moment we’re all still committed to a friendly, family game night. Then bang! Melanie goes all out ruthless capitalist, ripping our faces off for the chance to dominate the entirety of the Monopoly Baseball world. Making shrewd “deals we can’t refuse” out of nowhere, creating havoc and destruction and … Read more

An Absolute Joy in Reflection

As life goes on, the simple moments in your past become more meaningful, and the difficult times that seemed monumental at the time become less relevant. I like that. If we could only realize and understand that at the time they were happening. Think about how much more joy we would have in whatever time … Read more

Send this to a friend