Dino Rama at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park

Finding Balance on the Primeval Whirl

As the car we were in climbed the steep rails ahead of us, the ever familiar ‘click, click, click’ that accompanies every roller coaster’s ascent slowed as we neared the top of the climb. I always associate that ever so brief moment of silence, when the coaster reaches the crest of the hill, as the…

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort

But Where Is Mickey Mouse?

As the plane slowly taxied after landing on a runway at Orlando International Airport I peered through the small rectangular window, my eager little eyes expecting to see the castle and the rest of the Magic Kingdom. Instead, my gleaming eyes quickly changed to gloom at the sight of long grey runways, drab grass fields,…

Broken LEGO Pieces

Building the Beautiful from the Broken

Broken pieces. Everywhere. Unemployment. Broken relationships. Sickness. Addiction. Death. Greed. Lust.  Doubt. Deceit. At some point in all of our lives we have all felt the effects of one, or more, of the aforementioned. They’ve left us feeling shattered and broken, scattered across the floor. We’ve felt their weight bearing down on our lives. As…

Ayrton Senna Movie

Senna and The Race of Life

“By being a racing driver means you are racing with other people, and if you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver. Because we are competing, we are competing to win. And the main motivation to all of us is to compete for victory. It is not…

A&E, Duck Dynasty and Phil Robertson…Where We Missed It.

This morning I awoke to a Facebook news feed that was overwhelmed with posts about Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson. Literally, 8 out of every 10 posts I saw were discussing the latest news surrounding the ‘royal’ duck family. Phil Robertson, following an interview with GQ magazine (linked here), was indefinitely suspended by A&E from…

Mickey and Minnie Love

You Make the World a Beautiful Place

Simply stated, there are some people that just make our world a better place to live. People who live selflessly and openly. People who are more concerned with others than themselves. People who are willing to go out of their way to help. People who are willing to take risks. People who love, share and…

Whispering Woods Accident

Just Respond.

Last night, I tossed my family a curveball. As we were eating dinner I told them that afterwards the boys were going to take an early bath, get in their PJ’s, and we were going to head to Sonic for milkshakes. Earlier in the day we had received the final portion of the advance for…

Caraway Speedway

Drop the Net and Climb In

Life is filled with special moments and revelations. Images that burn themselves into our hearts and  stick with us through the years. The 2009 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour season provided one of those moments for me. I’ve shared this story before, but as I was sitting at the keys today reflecting, I wanted to…

American Flag

What are We Afraid Of?

Something is really bothering me. I’ve been toying with what to say about this issue for a long time, because I know that I don’t fall on the side of the majority. I know that stating my view on this is likely to cause me to lose the respect of some, and is certain to…