Tell me not in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest!And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou are, to dust thou returnest,Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,Is our destined end or […]

The Avett Brothers—Kick Drum Heart The footprints over the snowthe fabric of all the lonelyC-Covering onlythe fables and handsthe rest is out in the coldholding the last of the seasonF-F-F freezin’ Yeah My my my heart like a kick drumMy my heart like a kick drumMy my heart like a kick drumMy love like a […]

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”—yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead […]


i am officially 33.  i’ve always liked the number 33…it symbolizes much.  i feel fortunate to get to see another birthday.  i feel blessed in the life i am living; that said there is still much i want to make good on with the days i have left.  It is certain that life is fragile; […]

So what if nobody came? I’ll have all the ice cream and tea, And I’ll laugh with myself, And I’ll dance with myself, And I’ll sing, “Happy Birthday to me! Shel Silverstein