Hindsight is 20/20 (Being Healthy is Better Than Being “Body Positive” for Me)

As a much younger man, I smoked a bit, drank enough, and rarely, if ever, stepped a foot inside of a gym.  Although as a child, I enjoyed running outside like many children and enjoyed working out with weights as a teenager, most people would never call me athletic.  It may be an odd thing:Continue reading “Hindsight is 20/20 (Being Healthy is Better Than Being “Body Positive” for Me)”

The Perfect Father, I Cannot Be

I wish I could be perfect in this fatherhood Perfect in strength, perfect in wisdom, all for you However, I am stunned by my own imperfections And I am lost with no guidance in how to mature you I can fill your ear with well-meaning promises My intentions would be based in love and hope But IContinue reading “The Perfect Father, I Cannot Be”

Our Son’s Arrival is Upon Us

via Daily Prompt: Fragile Over the last nine months, a boy child has been steadily growing in my wife’s womb.  Well, our son’s arrival is upon us.  My beloved went to the doctor the other day and he told her that he felt next week would be the time for our son to make hisContinue reading “Our Son’s Arrival is Upon Us”

Poem to Tupac (2Pac)

via Daily Prompt: Radical Your calling as an artist and poet Your words left quite an indelible mark Images of you struck me in a wonderful way Quickening in me a radical change   The changes in me captivated by your influence An influence that I could never easily explain Words from a man rearedContinue reading “Poem to Tupac (2Pac)”

Daily Prompt: Carry

via Daily Prompt: Carry Your love I carry with me everywhere that I go.  I carry it as a reminder of your warming glow.  It causes me to stand up straighter, taking pride in who I am only because I am connected to you for my life’s journey. Your beauty I carry in my heartContinue reading “Daily Prompt: Carry”

My Wife, My Muse

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/muse/ I just looked up the definition for muse and it said that a muse is a “a woman, or a force personified as a woman, who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.”  The thought struck me that although I am not a true artist, my wife is my muse.  She inspires meContinue reading “My Wife, My Muse”


Cowardice is not now or ever has it been a good thing to live by.  Truth resounds in the old saying that goes: “Stand for something or fall for anything.”  Unfortunately, too many people live with some form of cowardice when it comes to standing for the truth. You see so many different ideologies and worldviewsContinue reading “Cowardice”