How to Channel Anger Into Motivation
Anger is a normal and natural human emotion, but it can also be destructive if not managed properly. When anger is not addressed and dealt with in a healthy way, it can lead to physical and emotional problems, including stress, anxiety, and depression. However, anger can also be harnessed and transformed into a powerful force […]
My Story This Far
I was born in Ada, Oklahoma, a small town in the southern part of the state, but I was raised mostly in Seminole, a slightly larger town about an hour away. Growing up, it was just my mom and me, as my dad wasn’t really a part of my life. My mom did her best […]
If You Build It, They Might Come
The 80’s classic Field of Dreams is about a man who builds a baseball field in a cornfield. He keeps hearing the idea that “If you build it, they will come” and eventually he builds the field and Shoeless Joe Jackson and the Yankee’s show up. He is promised that if you he builds […]
We Might Be Through With the Past, but the Past Ain’t Through With Us.
I’ve been noticing a trend lately, and it’s a trend of people being stuck in the past or stuck in the way things “used to be” and it’s depressing. Or at least that is the way things were explained to me. When we are stuck in the past, we are depressed. When we are stuck […]
The Memory Ghosts
The Memory Ghosts It was the fourth day in the lonely house since she had gone away. She had taken the kids with her. There was a calmness to a place that was once chaos. There was a stillness to the place that we once called home. It was getting to the end of the […]
Have a Fantastic Voyage, Coolio!
I was an assistant manager at the Fayetteville Best Western Windsor Suites when Coolio was a guest. We would have celebrities from time to time who would come through our place, but I remember that this was around the time that a huge Arkansas Football game was going on and our normal rooms of […]
How do you define success, at least for yourself? Have you reached it?
For me, success is incremental. I am successful because I get things done. I tend to get things done when I focus on completing them. I have had many successes in my past and they are touchstones, but I don’t stop having successes. Sometimes, success is being a good dad that day. Sometimes success is […]
There’s No Limit to What You Can Imagine
“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want and what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” – Ray Bradbury Something happened on the way to the life that I was trying to […]
Inside Llewyn Davis and Why It’s a Great Movie
After watching Moon Knight, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit one of my favorite movies by Oscar Issac and some of my favorite filmmakers the Coen brothers. The movie is called Inside Llewyn Davis and it tells the story of a folk singer who is dealing with the death of […]
What Does Sling Blade Have to Do With TikTok?
Billy Bob Thornton was an actor who was frustrated with the film industry. And as most actors do, they make the film that they want to star in. From this frustration, he started to create the character of Karl. He worked the character into a one man show, Swine Before Pearls. After performing this one […]