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  • Dreams Do Come True

    Over 6 years ago, I awoke from a dream with a song in my head. I got ready for my day, gave Kenzie a bath, and took her to school. I went about my business all morning humming this song. It was a familiar tune, but I could’t remember precisely the title or who sang […]

  • Peace Drives Prosperity

    For some people, their success leads to happiness. And that’s a good thing. For others, their happiness leads to success. And that’s a great thing. The difference appears subtle, but is very stark. Find your peace. Know that who you are as a person is precisely what you need to achieve whatever you wish. 13 […]

  • Across the Hall

    Mandi’s home office was across the hall from mine. Though we traveled regularly for our jobs in the last 18 months of her life, it was pretty incredible working a few steps away from your spouse. Some might find that a bit too much time together, which I understand. Yet, we never found it challenging […]

  • Letters From Mandi

    Back in the day when cell phone plans were 45 free anytime minutes and $.30 a minute thereafter, you had to be creative and willing to use all reasonable methods of communication. Texting wasn’t unlimited, and if you sent a lot of text messages you probably felt like you were tapping out morse code to […]

  • The Last Text

    This is a picture of the last text message I ever received from Mandi. I don’t think about it very often now, but it still represents the sheer uncertainty of life that we all face. One night she is taking Kenzie to the farmer’s market for fresh vegetables, asking me if it’s raining at our […]

  • The Road Ahead

    It took a long time to get here, but my new book “To Where you Are” is just about ready to hit the shelves. I’m grateful for this opportunity to share my story, and I hope you get as much out of reading it as I did out of writing it. The official release date […]

  • Keeper.

    Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Actually, some are simply priceless. I wrote an entire book trying to capture, in part, what this one picture shows so clearly. My memoir went to the printer today for the final layout. I think of all the photos I could have chosen to include, […]

  • Perspective

    The last Valentine’s Day I spent with Mandi was 2011. Shortly after this photo was taken, she left on a work trip. 2012 was the same, except she was out of town all day on business. In 2013, I sat alone in the Atlanta airport waiting for a flight home from a business trip, tears […]

  • Turning points

    Everyone’s timeline for healing from grief is different. Whether it’s the death of somebody close to you, a difficult divorce, the loss of a job, or other significant traumas that have occurred in a person’s life, each individual has their own way of healing that is most helpful to them. There is no universal blueprint. […]