Traveling Alone

In the 2009 film Up in the Air, Ryan Bingham (played by George Clooney) makes his living by living nowhere, traveling the country from business to business as a consultant that helps companies fire their employees. He loves motels and the road more than his sparsely decorated apartment, does everything possible to rack up frequent…More

Scars from the climb

A state-of-the-art climbing gym opened recently here in Memphis and I’ve gone twice (and definitely planning on going back) to get my body tortured by fake rock walls. There is something deeply elemental about the act of climbing – it has been used to symbolize so many facets of life and the human experience: we…More

Starting Over (Cracks and All)

When you’re starting again, how do you know the best place to start? When are you ready? Have you healed enough? Have you sorted yourself out mentally and emotionally? Is your heart in the right place spiritually? It’s hard to be sure – it’s much easier to sit and doubt. Hesitating is easy, but its…More