I know you want to change the world. I do, too.

Join me. This blog is for us. A place for real stories. True conversations. I’m not yelling at you from behind a bullhorn. I’m here to share the worst of me; I want to provide the best resources.

Many people think that to change the world, they must travel to the ends of the earth. I am still fighting that idea. I think I’m winning. Thanks, Michael Jackson.

If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

—lyrics from “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson

His song “Man in the Mirror” tells us all that the best way to effect change is to change yourself. That’s the journey I’m on. I want the world to be better, but it won’t be if I’m not willing to correct my wrongs—if I’m not ready to look inside myself.

I’m writing posts about what life is teaching me. You’ll find reviews of books that are helping me progress.

Along the way, you’ll also be able to read stories about volunteers and organizations that are doing their fair share to help improve the world.

Most importantly, if you’re reading my work, you’re a friend, a compadre. Thank you.

I want you to know that I’ve got major problems. My doctor diagnosed me with OCD, and I might have bipolar disorder (wife-diagnosed).

Don’t think for a second that you’re alone in this world. I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m learning to keep moving.

The truth, though, is that I am a wreck.

Maybe you feel like one as well. But wrecked people have a passion for fixing. Perfect people think there’s nothing to fix. (I also had that problem for a while).

There’s so much to rebuild. Destroyed places. Stressed faces. We are the broken. That makes us effective. We have goals, and we’ll spend a lifetime chasing them. Lace up.

Read these stories, download the free content, and please reach out. I’m not a psychologist; I’m more of a psycho. I can’t offer professional advice, but we can talk about real life. We can help each other. Lean on each other. We can be honest and push forward. At the very least, you’ll feel better about yourself after learning about me.