Sometimes we fail

Thoughts on failure and why it's important to learn from our mistakes because we all fail, but that doesn't have to be the end of the story.

There’s a scene from Batman Begins that keeps playing in my mind. A young Bruce Wayne falls into a well, is attacked by bats, and is eventually rescued by his father. When young Bruce is back home, his father says, “And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” It’s […]

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Life Lately: Hello August

From Jeni's Ice Creams to books I'm reading, here's a look at life lately.

Life lately… Eating: Brambleberry Sorbet and Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet from Jeni’s Ice Creams. I’ve heard amazing things about Jeni’s, but this past weekend was the first time I got to go there. It is worth the hype and a must stop if you are in Columbus. Making: Two-Cheese Squash Casserole and this “ice cream”. The banana […]

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The Growing Season

It's uncomfortable to do new things. It's scary to realize that you are not in control. A pretty quote taped to your fridge probably isn't going to help.

“Lean into it, privates!” The drill sergeant looked practically vertical as he stomped up the hill that loomed before us like a small mountain. It was nearly midnight. We had been marching for hours while wearing heavy rucksacks and shuffling as quietly as we could for 15 kilometers. My arms were numb, and my weapon […]

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