You Are THE BEST!

You Are THE BEST!

I am the BEST! It’s high time that both you and I get these truths.   BUT wait a minute?  How can we both be the best? Can’t there only be ONE best?   When I was a wee child, my parents frequently said, “Jason, you are the best.” In retrospect, how could this have...
I’m Writing This Blog To Get Ahead

I’m Writing This Blog To Get Ahead

How often do we want more freedom from our weekly routine?   I’m writing this blog because I’m tired of having to write a blog each week in order to have a “weekly blog”.  I want the freedom to write a blog if I feel like it, instead of feeling that it’s...
Halloween is for Hemorrhoids!

Halloween is for Hemorrhoids!

I might have a Hemorrhoid.  Either that or something far worse.   Too much information?  YES, it is!  Way too much. I didn’t even wait to overshare six paragraphs down.   I threw you in the deep end right away.   I overshared because I want to talk about assuming the...
Why a News Fast?

Why a News Fast?

I decided in the Sioux Falls airport to go on a news fast. Now there are many types of fasts my body could use: a sugar fast, a cheese fast, a burrito fast.  But for now I choose a weeklong news fast.  I’m very excited about it. For the last year, I’ve...
Doing Our Imperfect Best in Times Like These

Doing Our Imperfect Best in Times Like These

Things change.  Problems that we think are insurmountable get solved.  Ten years ago, standing up in front of an audience was the last thing I wanted to do.  Back then, I was resigned to making do with a speech impediment I was ashamed of.  It never occurred to me...
Simply Remember To Start

Simply Remember To Start

Today is new As a child’s first step (Fragment of a poem I wrote in 2004 that has been hiding in my green tub since then.)   How about this one: Henry keeps saying to his wife, “I just want to go on our camping trip to Yellowstone.” Hour after hour he complains,...
Do You Ever Play This Trick On Yourself?

Do You Ever Play This Trick On Yourself?

Since we were kids we’ve been told to “Just Wait.” We’ve been told to “Just Wait,” for a chocolate chip cookie, for a new toy we desperately want, for summer vacation to come.   Now, sometimes it’s important to just wait: For the light to turn green. For the corn to...
Nothing to See Here

Nothing to See Here

I live in San Diego.  San Diego has many “perfect” locations to walk: beautiful neighborhoods, a vibrant downtown, breathtaking beaches, and majestic piers like the one below.  I’ve strolled in all these places countless times and enjoy them immensely.    ...
I Fell Off the Imperfect Best Wagon

I Fell Off the Imperfect Best Wagon

Get Your Goat: To annoy you to the point of getting pissed. Urban Dictionary   Do you ever have thoughts that just get your goat?  Then your goat gets all spooked, jumpy, and agitated.  Meanwhile you are left feeling generally, completely miserable. Yesterday I had...