The Terrible Twenties

Funny enough, in retrospect the Terrible Twenties are somewhat like the Terrible Twos – there is that feeling of being invincible, but now with money and without supervision. Good times. And while I had a ton of fun in both my twos and my twenties, you may be disappointed to find out I’m referencing neither … Read more

1440 or Bust!

This may come across as a whiny rant, and it is – to a degree. Sorry, not sorry. It’s my journey, so I can do that. But hopefully, you know me well enough to know that’s not where it’ll end up though, right? 🙂 So hear me out… For what it’s worth, I’m not a … Read more

I’m Tired, Boss

“I’m tired, Boss” – Big John Coffee, in The Green Mile. Trust me, John, I think I know how you feel. I’m tired, too. I’m tired of hearing about people suffering and dying. I had recently created a list of ALS-related follows on Twitter – patients, caregivers, industry resources – which provided some insight as … Read more

More Common than You Think

I’ve written previously about winning the reverse lotto. You know, those 50,000-to-1 odds of being diagnosed with what some people call “the cruelest disease “ – ALS. While I somehow punched that ticket, unfortunately I’ve still had no luck on the real Lotto. (And filling in every number didn’t seem to help either. Go figure). … Read more

No One is Getting Out of Here Alive

Not to overstate the obvious, but let’s be real… we’re blessed with whatever time we are given on God’s Green Earth. I’ve said before (and will likely say countless more times) we’re not guaranteed tomorrow. Since my ALS diagnosis 16 months ago, I’ve embraced that belief with all my being. Of note, it should NOT … Read more

Party Like it’s 1995…

“Life is like a box of chocolates.” – Forrest Gump “That’s nice, but I don’t really like chocolate.” – Mitch Canton. (Yes, seriously, I’m just not a fan… maybe a little on special occasions). It was 1995. Forrest Gump won the award for Best Movie. Those mighty Braves won the World Series, beating the Indians … Read more

I Had a Dream…

It wasn’t up there with Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream…” but fortunately it wasn’t down there with a Steven King type of dream either. 🙂 Over the years, I’ve always been a very active dreamer. I attribute this to hearing the story of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod about 50 bazillion times as a … Read more

I Know I Can Get Through Today

Remember that old commercial, where the poor lady cried out, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”? It was a meme before memes were a thing. You laughed at the commercial. I laughed at the commercial. We all laughed at the commercial. We probably shouldn’t have, but we did. Everyone mocked the company. It … Read more

I Just Never Want to be That Guy

I have a couple of confessions. First, if we’ve had any recent interaction, or enjoyed some brief convo lately, I’ve likely lied to you. Sorry. But, it’s been one of those “good lies” so it’s alright, right? I’ll put it in perspective with a little analogy… (ease up on the “oh no, here we go … Read more

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