And as I promised, here is the last in the ‘Promises, Promises’ series!
What do many celebrities, whether local fame in a small town or international superstardom, have in common? They burn out and fall from the stars in a flaming display of self-destruction. Why is that? Often times it seems to be promising expectations they can’t live up to. It might be they actually aren’t…
I promise to deliver #4 in the Promises, Promises series!
Pleasure and Pain
Having chosen my quote for the day I visualized two faces, one while making the baby (making love) and another during childbirth. I was thinking that the face of someone having sex would be happy looking and the childbirth face would be intense and full of pain. But when I went to face research (yes, I did…
I promise that this is #3 of my Promises, Promises series.
Do or Die
During my first marriage, I broke promises. Somewhere along the line the combination of me breaking those promises and my wife’s own issues and realizations, led her to file for divorce. She made one statement that has stuck with me all these years. It was the statement that clarified for me how bad she saw her…
The Hidden Gems
There is a museum here in Tulsa, a gem relatively unknown outside of Oklahoma and the art world. Philbrook Museum of Art was originally an Italian inspired mansion built in 1927 by Waite Phillips of Phillips 66 lineage. He and his wife gave the estate to Tulsa in 1938 as an art center and it’s been Tulsa’s center of art appreciation and education ever since.
She moved to Denver and told herself she was going to change things, get out and start living again, even if it was just to go get coffee in the morning.
The Knitter liked to go to Starbucks to knit. From her chair at the window she would watch for her secret crush to come in, as he did every morning. She first saw him the very first day she…
There is a 100% chance of this drawing being #2 in my Promises series.
Running in the Rain
When I start coaching a new season many of my runners worry about what we do if it rains. I tell them one of my favorite things to do is run in the rain and that we run in it unless lightning is present. They are not at all sure they like the idea.
But when we start out on a long run in stifling,…
Hello Napkin Kin!
I am back from an awesome vacation to Colorado to have a family reunion on my wife’s side. I drove back solo (11 hours and 42 minutes) and had some time to think (ya think?!?) One of the things I thought about was promises so I decided to do a little series on them.
A few years ago I made a new years resolution that consisted of only four words, ‘Do Every…
This is what I celebrate when I celebrate the 4th of July here in America.
If you live in the US and aren’t sure this is worth celebrating, if you are cynical, sarcastic or simply filled with anger about this or that aspect of American life (and trust me, I understand there is plenty to be angry about) then take a moment and consider how much more angry or cynical or…
Hola Napkin Kin,
Hey, look who got profiled in Oklahoma Sports and Fitness magazine. Many thanks to Betsy Penturf for writing an article that makes me look better than I am!
Check it out, let me know what you think. http://www.oksportsandfitness-digital.com/publication/?i=213773&p=18