Two weeks ago today I began a specific waiting process. It was then that I began to feel ill and indeed to this day I am not yet right. It was on the heels of writing the lyrics to a song called WAIT, I had no idea what that would mean until now. You see, […]
I am for once at a loss for words. What was and is and will be are colliding and it’s a bit of a mess right now. So much is going through my mind, I had to delete a couple hasty blogs and rethink myself. Seems to me I just wrote a song a few days […]
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
As a child I started playing the violin in the 5th grade. I played in the junior orchestra, a community orchestra and in college as concertmaster of the symphony orchestra. Years later I taught myself to play guitar and began playing in a worship band. That continued for decades as I played in larger and […]
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.
It’s a complicated story but it resolves with a new name. I have blogged for years as the rip[ple] effect but times have pushed me onward and upward. I am now a .com site, so to limit confusion I changed the name to match. If you follow me you are one of 102 people. I […]
It’s been years in the making, four years to be exact. Soon I will be debuting a new site with video blogging and musical content. What has gone from inspired to necessity I will be taking up a notch. I hope you will find the new format interesting, informative and entertaining. Thanks for your continued […]
I received the letter and avoided the phone call concerning the pathology results from my colonoscopy. My polyps were precancerous, they were caught in time and therefor didn’t develop to their full potential. Thats good news; the only downside is my new schedule for testing, it has been moved up to every 3 years. Next […]