Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Change can happen....NOW.

Sometimes you just need to know that you are needed. Not that I don't feel this currently, but it's on my mind quite a bit lately. I have a great job, and an AMAZING wife, and I live in a beautiful home with cute doxie pups, and I have NOTHING to complain about (right now..) but I have been sort of sensitive to how everyone needs to know that what they do is meaningful.

I am the worst person to be writing this, as I probably don't say it enough to others. But how many people in your life make a difference? Tons, I imagine. Who was the last person you told? So, in order for me to feel right about all of this, Let's start a chain of "THANKS" and "YOU ARE A MAJOR PORTION OF MY LIFE" to everyone on our facebooks, twitters, emails, REAL LIFE encounters for the next week. Let's see what happens when people start making OTHERS feel needed and important. I am sure that as we make other lives more meaningful and full of hope and joy, our lives will as well.

Everyone who reads this....you make me feel needed. I try really hard to not focus on the crap that I REALLY want to dish here, but focus on something positive, and good. It's not easy, but because I don't want to bring you down...it brings me up. So, THANKS. You make me focus on what is great in my life, and what I can do to make the world better.

Isn't there a Michael Jackson song about this???

Too soon?

Thursday, September 9, 2010


It's been WAY too long since I last posted. Sorry about that (for those 2 people that read my blog). Things in my life are going great. In fact, this morning on the way to work, I was overwhelmed with joy, which is sort of a long-lost feeling. But when that feeling is present, nothing can pull me down (knock on wood).

I just started my 5th year teaching at Tuacahn, and it's a great new year. There is an air of positive energy that is really nice to have here. I am in charge of the Student Council, and they are just awesome, and really selfless...which is a rare find in teenagers these days. Jan and I are on good schedules, and we have a new source of help in our dear friend Josh Scott. He is coming in as a teacher of our advanced Tech classes, and is TD for our productions. HE IS AN ANSWER to many prayers. With all of this, and an impending show on the horizon, I am feeling great.

I start rehearsing a new show in a few weeks. "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" is running at SUU this November. I was asked to return in a alumni/guest artist position to play Pseudulous. I am so ready to get back on the boards, but I am really super nervous. I have not been in a Musical since 2007, and I fear that I am going to SUCK. However, I find this a great opportunity to get in front of an audience again, and that excites me. PLUS, I get to work with some of most favorite people in the freakin' world, so that helps. :)

I also have started becoming quite the little webmaster. I started two new websites this month. The first is my new calling as Chapter Director of the Utah Thespians. It's www.utahthespians.com. Check it out, and tell me what you think. Remember that I just started, and I am learning a whole bunch.

Jan and I also started a new 'business' of our own. We are going to be web bakers. We are going to offer our services as cake decorators to the world wide web. I have spent NO money on this site, but it's fun. www.jandyscakes.yolasites.com. Again, tell me what you think. Really simple, but really fun.

Wow...so much to catch up on, but I need to leave you with some words of wisdom:

Capture the moments of joy, and keep them safe, keep them sacred, and when you need them again, find them.

Not so POWERFUL as Mother T, but what is in my brain right now.