Stephen Says Blog Posts

  • YOU Help Focus This BlogRecently, on the FB page for this blog, I started doing something new to me. Nightly, I began posting a picture with an inspirational quote/picture and I call it “Tonight’s Meditation.” While I will freely admit the concept of posting an inspir...
  • Personal Growth At The Killers Concert?This past Thursday, I had the great opportunity to see The Killers in concert for the first time with my friend Jen. I won the tickets through Cities 97 here in Minneapolis and was excited for two reasons. 1.) I had never seen The Killers perform liv...
  • Witnessing History For My Child
    on Jul 30, 2013 in Autism Enjoy the moment
    This past weekend, my Dad, Step-Mom, Half-Sister and Half-Brother made their annual trip to the Cities. The kids and I had a wonderful time visiting with them, as we always do, but (hoping no offense is taken) the time spent with them was not the hig...
  • An Opportunity To Make A DifferenceRecently, I had the great honor of being asked to join the “Dear Daddy” bit over at The Madness of Mommyhood. I immediately accepted the offer, as I believe it is a wonderful service they give to their followers and, as someone searching for ways...
  • Humbly Asking For YOUR Help
    on Jul 21, 2013 in Autism Drake J. Cole Petition
    A very brief post tonight because I need your help, friends. As a parent of a child with autism, this cuts to my heart. I don’t know how this story escaped my view until now, but it has finally come across my line of sight and it stings. I humbly a...
  • Where Do I Belong?
    on Jul 16, 2013 in Blogs/Blogging Blogging
    It has been a few months now since I jumped back into this whole blogging thing and I’m having a wonderful time with it. Obviously, it is wonderful for me to get my thoughts and feelings out through my writing, which is always a medium I have enjoy...
  • Why I Enjoy Tyrone Wells
    on Jul 11, 2013 in Music Tyrone Wells
    A handful of years ago, on an evening of playing around on Youtube, I stumbled across a musician whom I immediately was intrigued by his music. The artist was a guy I’d never heard of before, but the first few songs I heard were great and I immedia...
  • Here We Go AgainA brief, but important post today. Here we go again…or, to be completely correct, here I go again. For years, I have wanted to quit smoking. It’s a disgusting habit and we all know what it does to your body. I have had quit attempt after quit att...
  • Despicable Me 2: The Kid’s ReviewsLast night, I was able to take Ethan and Alex, along with my niece Emma to an advanced screening of Despicable Me 2, thanks to my friends over at Toys In the Dryer. The movie opens on July 3 and, judging by my own experience last night, along with th...
  • The Universe Gives What We NeedLast Friday was my birthday and I was feeling pretty down. Plans were broken, Minnesota was rocked with severe thunderstorms and, other than dinner with my family, I did absolutely nothing. On top of my sadness due to all of those things, I was also...
  • Stormy Day on My Birthday“We know life comes in stages We crash and burn, but that’s how we learn If so these scars will make us Better by the day.” -Dave Barnes “White Flag” For those of you who do not know me personally, I am one who suffers from depression.
  • Life Without A Cell Phone: An Experiment
    on Jun 19, 2013 in Random Rants Cell phones
    Cell phones have become such an integral part of our society. Everyone has one and, of course, we use them for much more than actually calling someone and chatting. We use them to check and update social media sites, we text each other constantly and...
  • Play in the RainThis morning was a morning like many of you have on a regular basis. I looked out the window to see a sunless, gloomy day outside and I immediately thought to myself, “Great, just great.” Those of us in Minnesota are STARVING for the sun. After a...
  • Get Out Of Your Head…And Sing
    on Jun 8, 2013 in Random Rants Karaoke
    Ok, so I haven’t been around for a long, long time. This space I created for myself has gone unused for months and I’ve missed it. Life has thrown me a few curveballs since I last posted, but I’m here, I’m alive, I’m stronger and I continue...
  • Stop Categorizing Each OtherI find myself inspired to write today after stumbling upon an editorial in the Star Tribune. The title of the piece, “Why same-sex marriage affects my marriage,” certainly is an attention-grabber and I took the bait and read the opinion of Riley...
  • Minnesota Lynx Make Transitioning to Fandom EasyIt is nearing two months now since I made the decision to quit sports writing and I’ll admit I was nervous how the transition would go. Of course, I was and am excited at the opportunity to more quality time with my children—and we had a wonderfu...
  • An Awesome Book Recommendation
    on Aug 21, 2012 in Random Rants
    We have all been there. You know, those days when the stresses of the everyday world add up and you begin to, well, hate everything and everyone you see. Maybe it is due to things you can control, such as people treating you unfairly, or you have don...
  • Tim Allen: The Loss of a Friend
    on Aug 8, 2012 in Sports
    Throughout my time covering both the NBA and WNBA, the aspect that meant the most to me was the community out there of fans of the Timberwolves and Lynx. Without question, this community was essentially led by Tim Allen and I am deeply saddened to he...
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