Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Hell I Say

There’s this misconception that people who believe in hell are really excited about it.  That misconception exists for a reason.  Some people come off all too giddy to not only defend the doctrine of hell, but to tell you who … Continue reading

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The Class of ’99 Turns 30

We were the last class of the last millennium to graduate high school.  We were 18 with life to go.  We were free to wear sunscreen. A lot has happened since then: to us and, to our dismay, the world-at-large.  … Continue reading

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The Secret Fears of Perfectionists

I’m a perfectionist.  I’ve come to see that as a bad thing and, as is my nature, I’ve got to fix it.  Seeing it as a bad thing has to be half the battle because being diligent about doing quality … Continue reading

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Free Spirits Can’t Dance

How the Quest for Originality Destroys Creativity I was in Tallahassee, Florida at an intimate venue for a Dashboard Confessional show several years ago.  I stood with friends within 5 feet of the stage and just in front of us … Continue reading

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Who Writes Your Story?

Have you ever had someone attempt to sum you up and when they finish all you can think to say is, “I think you’ve got the wrong guy”? Yet, they remain convinced that they know you better than you know … Continue reading

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Five Songs We Sang In The Car

“I learned more about life from a three minute pop song than I ever did in school.”  Bruce Springsteen Songs teach us what textbooks never could.  The only teacher more qualified than music is experience and she’ll hit you with … Continue reading

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Where I Thought I’d Be

On Expectations and Actualities People are fond of saying, “If you had told me ten years ago, that I’d be here now doing this I never would have believed you.” Somewhere in the world at this exact moment is a … Continue reading

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