Sleep Cycles and Illness

The clock in your brain doesn’t just take cues from light, but from the hormone melatonin as well. Every night, about two to three hours before you conk out, your brain starts to secrete melatonin in response to darkness. Taking a melatonin supplement in the evening will advance your internal clock and make it possible… Continue reading Sleep Cycles and Illness


She spins and she sways to whatever song plays Without a care in the world And I’m sitting here wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders It’s been a long day and there’s still work to do… So I will dance with Cinderella While she is here in my arms ‘Cause I know… Continue reading Five


I’ve these dreams I’m Walking home Home when it used to be And everything is As it was Frozen in front of me Here I stand 6 feet small romanticizing years ago it’s a bitter sweet feeling hearing “Wrapped Around Your Finger” on the radio and these days I wish I was 6 again .. –… Continue reading Six


Henry turns three today, and how fast have those three years gone: Stop this train I want to get off and go home again I can’t take the speed it’s moving in I know I can’t But, honestly, won’t someone stop this train? -John Mayer


It only took me one look to understand [Emmaline], sometime I don’t know what she’s saying. Sometimes I do, Sometimes I don’t, know what she’s saying. But I know, I know, I know what she wants to believe.


There once was a girl Who lived in a red house And grew up too fast. Happy Birthday, Abby.

Happy Birthday, Henry

A year ago today, Kari and I welcomed Henry Andrew Maddox to the world. 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? It’s hard for me to believe that our little boy… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Henry

Basketball Dichotomies

After a difficult loss in 2013, the San Antonio Spurs regrouped and throttled the Miami Heat in a five game series, winning the final game by nearly twenty points. The series was a microcosm of what we see the NBA — organizations like the Heat, Knicks, Nets and Lakers pay top dollar for elite talent pitted… Continue reading Basketball Dichotomies

Arrivals, Departures

Sometimes I stand amazed that so much has happened in so little time. Many arrivals, many departures. Stop this train I wanna get off and go home again I can’t take the speed it’s moving in I know I can’t, but honestly Won’t someone stop this train? In three short years, I finished Grad School, Kari… Continue reading Arrivals, Departures