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The Road to Mediocrity is Paved with Good Intentions

I once ogled a piece of home decor that displayed the message S I M P L I F Y.  I whispered to my dear friend “I want one.” He replied with a smirk, “what would you do with it?” I’ve read this blog post https://nosidebar.com/mediocre-life/ and many posts like it. They resonate with me — this desire to live in the “space between” […]

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See?  Don't I look happy despite all of the junk on the ledge behind me?

Being OK with Being OK

“You’re really hard on her,” my friend told me. I knew it was true, and I knew it was awful.   This was almost four years ago, and I can recall it as clearly as the block of cheese I ate for lunch. We were stationed in Italy and my dear friends and I had […]

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I Hate it Here …. No, Wait, I Love it!

In terms of military assignments, I’ve been pretty fortunate. Even for some locations with mixed reviews, I have always found something positive about my time there. Bloom where you’re planted and all. What I never expected was to instantly and thoroughly dislike a place I lived.  We arrived in Belgium on a cold, wintery day in […]

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