the MIRACLE of the MUNDANE

100 Breaths

Welcome to the Miracle of the Mundane. I’m glad you’re here. For the next five minutes, we get to share...

Writing to Transform

This originally appeared in Daniel Maurer’s Transformation is Real. But I was recently reminded that creativity once saved my sobriety....

Rebirths, Resets, Reunions

Bodies have parts. Like limbs, parts make up the body. And those parts are made up of smaller parts. Bones,...

Stealing Time

When it comes to stealing time, I am a regular Jesse James. With two kids and all the responsibilities involved...

The Allergy

I’m not allergic to much. But what I am allergic to can kill me. And I’m not talking about my...

My New Skin

Snakes aren’t the only animals who shed their skin. And adapting to your environment is not a skill limited to...

Got A Life

Teaching high school boys keeps me feeling young, usually because the casual and passing conversations of students are my window...

By Hand

This is the first post I’ve written by hand since a thunderstorm took out our power last year—a tree limb...

Memorial

My grandfather Bud was a member of the Fourth Marine Division that made four tours in the Pacific during World...

Cured of the cure

I tend to take a good thing too far. I have plenty of evidence to prove it. Alcohol was one...

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