Hi, A few days ago, after talking with my parents and hers, I asked Callie if we should spend the rest of our lives together. She liked that idea very much. So I put a ring on it and the world has been spinning in the greatest way since then. I am happy. It’s been amazing and mind-blowing and fantastic and all the other good emotions since then. I am SO happy. I am thankful. For having such supportive and loving family and close friends. And for Callie, of course.… read more →
The Un Blog
This isn't a blog, because a blog needs to be updated regularly. If I tried to blog (again) I would just end up disappointing everyone ... including myself.
But I do write some things that I think people might want to read. And this page is where they will live. It might be updated again in 10 minutes ... or in 10 weeks.
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On Friday afternoon, I passed a single-car wreck on the highway. It appeared that a car left the right side of the road and was down a small embankment, and it was completely engulfed in flames. The accident JUST happened. Cars had just stopped and their occupants were running to offer assistance. Some people were gathered around what I assume was a crash victim, others looked like they were trying to get close to the wreckage to see if anyone else needed help. And off to the side were two… read more →
Mom, From you, I’ve learned many things. A fantastic Christmas cookie recipe. How to make amazing corners when gift wrapping presents. Passion for planning trips and vacations. All great things, and all learned from a great Mom. But perhaps the greatest lessons are the ones that you weren’t actively teaching me. The lessons taught by example. Lessons that I didn’t even realize I had learned until many, many years later. Lessons that I’ll bet you didn’t realize you were teaching. I remember your intermittent part-time jobs … especially the one… read more →
I just saw the picture Bert Weiss posted of his Dad on the beach. It might have caused a tear or two to roll down my cheek. I doubt I am the only one. Mine were tears of happiness. Tears for Mr. Weiss, who is experiencing a great and serene moment that he never thought he would have again. And tears for Bert, because he is realizing and experiencing something that sadly doesn’t happen to everyone. He has been able to leave the past behind him and move forward with his head high, eyes only focused on… read more →
I know a few of you might be seeing all these Thanksgiving posts about friends, family, and abundance and are thinking you have little to be thankful for. I’ve been there. It totally sucks. But you do. I promise. Know that. And it’s ok not to be feeling it today. If that happens to be you, happy Thursday. Life is cyclical and moves up and down. The upside of the down is that when you’re there, you have nowhere to go but up. So that’s something to think about, and maybe even be thankful for.… read more →
Yesterday, I met the 10-day old son of one of my best friends for the very first time. This baby has been years in the making (literally) and to hold him and welcome him into this amazing world will be the highlight of my year. The guy does nothing but poop and nap but he’s already taught me things and that’s so incredible and I’m so lucky to know him and his awesome parents. Saturday, I was honored to induct another one of my dear friends into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Such an honor… read more →
May 28, 2013 at 8:48am When you learn to ride a bike as a child you’re learning so you could be like all your friends. You need an activity to occupy your time until it’s ready to be taken over by a new activity. It’s mindless fun filled with imagination, excitement, speed, and no purpose. When you ride as an adult, it’s different. There usually is a purpose … a reason for riding the bike. Maybe you’re trying to get into or stay in shape. Maybe biking is your hobby or social time. Maybe you use… read more →
The highlight of my trip to Hawaii was the 30+ mile bike ride that we took one morning with Dr. Gupta and Ironman champ Chris Lieto. We rode from our resort into Kona, stopping at mile 25 to tape some TV stuff and go for a short run. Obviously, completing the ride was a big deal. But, at the risk of sounding too cliche, it was the journey and not the destination that made that day so important to me. About 12 of us left the resort as a group, and by the time we… read more →