Jury Duty (My time as Pauly Shore)

There are moments in your life when you want your name or number called. When the coach needs someone to take the potential game winning shot or when you are randomly selected to win something; those are the times in your life when you want to be called upon. You want to be noticed. You want the attention. You want to be the chosen one!   Then, there’s jury duty.   That’s where I am at today and hopefully only today. I’m sitting in a room with 400-500 people, all waiting to not be selected for this “honor” of serving their community. As I scan the room and the people around me, I don’t see anyone that resembles Pauly Shore. […]

Need some lube?

When mechanical parts work together they are usually separated by a small amount of oil or lubricant to prevent them from breaking down. When we are going through a difficult time and the friction of life takes its toll on us, we often feel the need for some sort of buffer between the grinding of the plates.   We need lubricant.   Time is the thing that lubricates us from one tough moment to the next. Without it, much like the flaking of metal chards in an engine, we can become scarred and our tolerance, mindset, beliefs and sensitivity can erode; causing us to change.   To say that I am the same person I was 5 years ago would […]