It’s a blessing to know what you want to do in life. It’s a burden to believe you can do it. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing what I’ve wanted to do with my life since I was very young. I’ve had the burden of believing I can, in fact, achieve what I’ve wanted to […]
A little over three weeks ago my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It is untreatable. It’s spread to her lymph nodes and in her brain – as well as a growth in her chest/throat that makes eating impossible. I’m angry about this most of the time. Anger is easier than sadness… plus, I might get […]
I’m convinced there is a God. Not because of the moral argument (which is pretty compelling) or the teleological argument (also with merit). Nope… it’s when things like this happen. A couple of days ago I was having a conversation with my friend Lori about writing in a more free-form way. That would be humorous […]
My oldest son got married in Michigan a week ago. He asked that my youngest and I perform a few songs at the wedding. We picked out our songs but several people asked if I would be writing a song for the wedding. I initially balked at the idea. This is their day! Their moment in […]
Back in 2012, when my youngest came to live with me full-time, I would make her lunch and put a note it in. The notes covered topics from the mundane to flights of fancy. After scanning a few and putting them on Facebook, it was recommended I post them on my blog from time to […]
“without any exaggeration whatsoever, I will say that Mathew really captured the audience’s attention as well as *any* speaker we’ve had in 13 years… I would *highly* recommend Mathew as a speaker for the Chapter meeting or any of the satellite meetings…” That testimonial quote is from the person who booked me to speak for PMI in Pasadena (Project Management […]
An update… United changes course In a change from their initial decision, United Airlines has issued our son a ticket home. I should be picking him up from the airport this evening! He is very excited – as are all of us. Thank you United Airlines!
A couple weeks ago I visited Fort Benning, Georgia to attend my 3rd child’s graduation from basic training – US Army. I wrote a little about “the boy” in “It’s On! and The Heart of the Child” – and I won’t go into much more detail at this point.. However, I’ll reflect a bit on […]
It’s July 3rd. Last night I went out and purchased a few bottles of a quality root beer. I chilled one to just shy of freezing and sat outside with my dogs – trying to convince Bailey, the abused pit bull that was dropped in our neighborhood a few months back, that the crack of […]
I share some thoughts on being raised by Dirty Harry – aka: my father.