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Your Voice Is Needed

Your Voice Is Needed

Have you ever known the pain of keeping a great idea, a wonderful story, or an infectious melody to yourself because you were afraid of what would happen if you shared it? I created this reality for myself countless times when I was younger.  The reasoning, I...
Never Done

Never Done

For years, I patted myself on the back.  After all, I’d finally noticed that I’d been bench warming much of my life by using my fear of what people would think of my speech impediment and coordination differences as my trump card excuse.  Do you have any...
Going with My Gut

Going with My Gut

Do you talk yourself out of doing things even though you know they’d probably be exciting and enjoyable if you did them? This summer I had every reason to talk myself out of taking a three week road trip to San Diego:  The overinflated cost of a gallon of...
Co-Create a Little Light

Co-Create a Little Light

I’m starting to realize that it’s nearly impossible to be completely self-sufficient and self-made in the modern world.  Not only that, it would be pretty darn inefficient. Think about something as simple as needing a new lightbulb because the one you had burned...
Freeing the Frightened Bird

Freeing the Frightened Bird

A few months ago, I left the barn door open.  I’m talking about a literal barn door here, the fly on my pants was just fine, thank-you-very-much.  Anyhoo, I left the barn door open for just a few minutes while I ran off to do a quick chore.  When I...
My Priceless Speech Impediment

My Priceless Speech Impediment

I can choose to love my speech impediment.  Or I can hate it.  Either way, I still have a speech impediment. Someone might say, “Well, Jason, it’s a very big world.  There may very well be a cure for your speech impediment out there, somewhere.”  I...
Peace-Loving Negative Thoughts

Peace-Loving Negative Thoughts

Once-Upon-a-Not-too-Distant-Time, a negative thought would enter my brain like a formidable opponent and I’d get sweaty, miserable and downright beat-up wrestling it for days on end. Once-Upon-a-Today, negative thoughts still come and go from my head, but I do my...
Revisiting the Alphabet

Revisiting the Alphabet

Have you noticed that some plans work out way better than we could’ve imagined, while others end up being complete and utter flops? Many of us spend so much time and energy worrying about getting plan A right.  But really plan A is just the beginning of the...
Weak Evidence

Weak Evidence

A few months ago, I did a 10 minute Facebook Live  entitled, “Comedy!!!??##:):):)”.  During the duration of its runtime, I’d guesstimate that I had 1 view.  In a world where the superstars get hundreds of thousands or millions of views on the regular,...
Genie, I’ve Just One Wish….

Genie, I’ve Just One Wish….

There once was a man named Carl, who discovered a bedazzled lamp laying under a rose bush on his trip to the corner grocer.  He’d hoped to procure a cupcake, pistachios, a lotto ticket and a hot dog.  The lamp was an unexpected bonus!  Images of Disney’s Aladdin...