Journey towards self-efficacy

Think of every element of your life. Ponder your family, your relationships (both friendly and sexual), your belongings, your profession, your daily routine, your motives, your negative traits, your positive traits, your longing for happiness, the car you drive, the knowledge you have cultivated. Take these things and examine them one by one, as if […]

Caught up in the Rapture

It’s Monday and I’m still breathing. Not a shocking revelation considering I have woke up breathing one way or another every Monday morning for over 23 years. Maybe it’s just different on this Monday because, as one 89-year-old decrepit man pointed out on his radio show, the world would no longer cease to exist by […]

(Non)Guilty by Association

In the past, I used to try to think hard about things to write about and certain topics in which to divulge. Recently, I’ve been all about not forcing the issue and letting ideas flow to me naturally through the course of life. Some things just can not be forced, and this post is one […]

Catcher of the 21st Century

Is it wrong to compare myself to one of the most memorable characters in literature of the past 200 years? Well, so what. I’m going to do it anyway. With Catcher in the Rye being my favorite book ever since I really got into reading books (in high school), it popped into my conscious mind […]

You Talkin’ To Me?

This guy would not stop looking at me. Every move I made, I felt like I had somehow offended or insulted this dude in some past life. Why does he keep glancing over his shoulder as if I’m going to attack him with a machete? And what’s with the scowl?             […]

Welcome to Reality

As I watched bug-eyed and nervously, I realized that life is very similar to a “Game 7” in a sports playoff series. Maybe it was the abundance of alcohol I had consumed, which I can thank all my gracious friends for as it was a birthday gathering for me. (And to whoever handed me the […]

Osama No More-a

When I first heard that President Obama was going to speak to the nation late Sunday night, one thought popped into my head: someone politically important is dead. I just didn’t know whether it was Muammar Gaddafi or Osama Bin Laden. The news anchors tried to keep it a big secret, and to paraphrase a […]

Yada, Yada, Yada…

It’s funny how tastes change over time, and I’m not talking about enjoying the greatness of vegetables when you once vilified them as a child. (Yes, most vegetables are amazing and healthy. It’s a two-for-one deal for guys like me who are hungry a lot and want to stay in shape.) I’m already going off […]