Browsing Tag

my passions

  • be

    don’t postpone joy

    i’ve heard this phrase before. i’ve even seen lots of bumper stickers on cars in front of me at the stoplight to remind me to not postpone joy. at one point in my life,…

    18 Feb 2014
  • culture lbgtqai+

    and the celebrations continue…

    Four years ago, on a beautiful, snowy Swedish day, I married my amazing Lina. It has been an incredible 4th year together… full of dreams coming true and strength beyond comprehension, and you know…

    26 Dec 2013
  • be

    how inner peace unfolds.

    you may think that my hit-and-miss blogging is due to the fact that i am super busy, and in some ways i am. you may think it has to do with all of the…

    12 Dec 2013
  • be

    wednesday wisdom. 7 ways to be grateful.

    i came across an article in the huffington post about 7 things that thankful people do, of the 7 habits of grateful people. i thought it was really interesting and it really rang true…

    27 Nov 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+

    my response to your response.

    whoa. i am overwhelmed by the response i have had after telling my story about my experience with the UMC and LGBT issues. you people are truly amazing. thank you! more than anything, though, i thank…

    24 Nov 2013
  • culture

    wednesday wisdom. the words of cornel west.

    “The country is in deep trouble. We’ve forgotten that a rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it. We need the courage to…

    6 Nov 2013
  • create + inspire

    missing you & moving on.

    you know what? i miss blogging here on a regular basis. i miss it a lot. i miss y’all a lot. i suppose that my lack of blogging has been mostly because of my…

    2 Nov 2013
  • be

    what’s your daily mantra?

    good morning, friends & family! here’s a little thursday love and pep from me to you.  peace and love – receive it and share it. xx…

    10 Oct 2013
  • photography

    instagram love.

    just a few photos from my week captured on my phone… i’ve been feeling the love. coffee love. autumn love companion love. nature love. snail mail love photography love urban love cider love road trip…

    4 Oct 2013
  • culture ireland

    because.

      today lina and i got a snail mail package from dublin, ireland. that, in and of itself, is awesome, because dublin is one of our favorite cities in the world. in the envelope…

    18 Sep 2013
  • lbgtqai+ travel

    home is wherever i’m with you.

    there’s just something about opening my computer, heading over to my wordpress reader or bloglovin’, and reading the things that you have to say. i love to read what you’ve been thinking about, how…

    8 Jun 2013
  • be

    in case you were wondering.

    whatever your questions. whatever your worries. whatever your situation. whatever your dreams. whatever your fears. whatever your joys. deep peace and unending love to you all.…

    25 Apr 2013
  • create + inspire

    i miss y’all.

    hi! just sharing a quick & short hello late on a sunday night. i miss y’all. i haven’t blogged since last week, and it feels weird. but, there has been much more important stuff…

    14 Apr 2013
  • in the wild

    don’t be a bully.

    today’s word is “pink” because i discovered that it is international anti-bullying day. so here are my thoughts: don’t be a bully. love each other. diversity is beautiful. be an individual. if you are…

    10 Apr 2013
  • be

    ponder this, my friends.

    get out there and live your life as you dream it. you and your dreams are beautiful. peace.…

    10 Mar 2013
  • photography

    i need your help in march!

    28 days of love comes to a close today. and waiting in the wings is a new challenge for march! something i need to finish up today. hehe. yes, i am last minute. i…

    28 Feb 2013
  • culture

    i’m still so in love.

      “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way…

    14 Feb 2013
  • life

    these two.

    just taking a moment to be thankful for my family.what are you thankful for today? peace, love, & understanding.…

    17 Jan 2013
  • culture lbgtqai+ life

    three years at home.

    It’s December 26. Rain is falling outside my window. The christmas lights over the bed are lit. I’m sipping coffee & catching up on the morning happenings on GMA (Good Morning America). My love…

    26 Dec 2012
  • photography

    week 2: belovelive photo a day!

    ok. i know it’s a crazy time of year. all of us are super busy & overwhelmed with things that must be done. but don’t let that pressure of the season sneak into your…

    15 Dec 2012
  • culture

    lay down your weapons.

    non-violence is not for the weak. non-violence is for the strong. ~ gandhi “Peace cannot be built on exclusivism, absolutism, and intolerance. But neither can it be built on vague liberal slogans and pious…

    14 Dec 2012
  • be north carolina

    fly away, little bird. fly away.

    may 2007 i knew change was coming. i knew that getting on a plane and heading to scandinavia would, once again, change my life. of course, i had no idea how much everything would…

    30 Oct 2012
  • be

    scandinavia is for lovers.

    before i can tell you of how i fell in love with my wife, how i came to be in love with a woman, and how i ended up in inger’s home in denmark…

    19 Oct 2012
  • culture

    shalom. fred. salaam. paix.

    on this rainy friday afternoon i’m hanging out in a cafe, sipping a mocha latte, and thinking about peace. did you know that today is the international day of peace? yep. it is. after…

    21 Sep 2012
  • life

    what a day!

    wow. i have been at a wedding celebration all day long, and what an day it had been! ridiculously gorgeous weather, a wedding by a lake, good food, lots of laughs, and some new…

    11 Aug 2012
  • culture

    tragedy & beauty.

    i could be angry. but i choose to channel that anger into passion. i could live in fear. but i choose to face my fears. i could feel overwhelmed and give up. but i…

    22 Jul 2012
  • culture

    street corner musings.

    i find myself on sidewalks a lot these days. standing on street corners. waiting for buses. and since i’m waiting around a lot, i’ve got time to think. and people watch too, of course.…

    20 Jul 2012
  • happy 4th!

    it could’ve been a bad day. it could’ve been insanely emotional, filled with tears and sobs, and the longing of being in the states with the rest of my family. it could’ve been a…

    4 Jul 2012
  • life

    6 down. 6 to go.

    how is it possible that today is the last day of june?! where has this year gone? we are halfway through 2012 already. it’s crazy. well, because it’s the last day of the first…

    30 Jun 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    525,600 minutes.

    today is my love’s birthday!!! ♥ Five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes, Five hundred twenty-five thousand Moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand Six hundred minutes How do you measure, measure a year?…

    20 May 2012
  • create + inspire

    day 15: love.

    this little message appeared in my email’s inbox this morning, a gift from the universe. you see, every day i get a little positive inspiration in the form of a personal message, which sometimes…

    15 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    the sun is gonna shine.

    there is one thing that you must know about me, and many of you do. i am a huge beatles fan. h.u.g.e. and, of course, john lennon is my fav (no offense to you…

    13 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    day 11: kitchen.

    this is the rainbow rug that’s in my kitchen. love it. it makes me happy. that’s all i’ve got right now. yep. today is just my instagram pic. nothing fancy. but, sometimes less is…

    11 May 2012
  • lbgtqai+

    day 10: a favorite word.

    my love’s name. just seeing those 4 letters makes me smile. she is amazing and so wonderful. i love her with all that i am. peace. …

    10 May 2012
  • culture lbgtqai+

    you know love wins, right?

    today is the day. today the united methodist church will vote once again on their stance/beliefs on homosexuality and the church. it’s something that has been voted on every 4 years for the past…

    3 May 2012
  • week 4: photo a day. april.

    here we go. the last installment of april’s photo challenge. i seriously cannot believe that may begins on tuesday! 2012 is flying by. hope that you’ve had a good week (mine’s been full, and…

    29 Apr 2012
  • be north carolina

    my cup is overflowing.

    i did it. i made it. i stood up, opened my mouth, and let the swedish flow. ok, perhaps it didn’t flow perfectly. perhaps i stumbled over some pronunciations and mixed up some grammar.…

    22 Apr 2012