I wanted to take a moment and thank you for a great year at alwaysrisealways! It makes me happy to say that last year I received as many views as all previous years combined. I am hoping the content continues to be worthy of your time and consideration. Thanks, Chris
I appreciate the encouragement to write. I keep writing here as I can but to do something more serious, such as a book, isn’t possible at this point. I live everyday under enormous weight. Just to stand takes an unbelievable amount of strength. Not bragging or whining, just saying. I still struggle mightily with the […]
I see all these posts and gifs and quotes about wanting to be drama free. I think we need to agree on a definition of what drama is first. The dictionary says: “an exciting, emotional, or unexpected series of events or set of circumstances.” Sounds like a normal bit o’ life to me. Whats so […]
There is a reason people don’t stay together after a betrayal, every day is a constant reminder of the dirty deed. Whether you are the betrayer or betrayed its ever-present and only a moment from escalating any situation. Today I was reminded of my deed of shame, its like a knife that’s permanently stuck in […]
Today, it’s just another day in life, roughly 21,353 days of living. When I see that number I am disheartened. When you subtract working, sleeping, being a child etcetera it takes away from that number significantly. I come up with 2,522 days of total freedom in 58 years. Thats only 44+ 24 hour periods to […]
We have a cat by the name of Kona. She is a full-blooded cat that comes with all the characteristics of same. She likes to claw everything, she loves to attack Asia, our other cat, with zero provocation, and she has a particular taste for the knobs on my bass guitar. For that reason I […]
My amazing wife. She has been through so much herself yet she has such strength to support me in my illness. SHE is an amazing beautiful woman with a deep inner resilience. I am the most fortunate of men to have her love.
I was wondering today… am I the helpless or the helper? I do not know the answer. Sometimes I feel like I am the least of those able to provide strength and truth to the lives of others. But there are also times power invades my spirit and confidence overwhelms. I have come to a […]