Day 21: Peanut Butter Sandwich

I am grateful for the simplicity and deliciousness of a peanut butter sandwich. Most evenings, if I’m eating alone at home, this is what I make for dinner. It takes only a few minutes, tastes good and fills me up. I prefer natural peanut butter with the crunchy texture. If […]


Day 20: My Clothes

I am grateful for having a closet full of clothes, sometimes too much, but other times, its seems I can’t find anything to wear. Like most gay guys, I appreciate a fashion and a good variety of clothes. My staples are my jeans and my t-shirts, nothing feels more comfortable […]


Day 19: Art

I am grateful that I am able to surround myself with inspiring art. This an example of one of the pieces of art that I have in my home. I found this artist’s work at the Des Moines Art Festival in 2008. It is a set of original paintings on […]


Day 18: Shoes!

I am grateful for my shoes! As you can see I have a little bit of a shoe fetish. I know this seems like a lot, but I just donated 7 other pair to Salvation Army a couple of weeks ago. I like shoes! If I could I would probably […]


Day 17: Money, Money, Money

I am grateful for money and all of life’s pleasures that come from acquiring and managing it correctly. I’d be even more grateful if it would come to me in even more abundance. Someday I want to have enough of it that I become one of those “job creators” and […]


Day 16: Indulgences

I am grateful for small indulgences such as this small container of Eddy’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. I know I shouldn’t, but sometimes you just have to treat yourself. This is one of my favorite flavors and I will readily admit that I have a weakness of ice cream.


Day 15: Humor

I am grateful for good humor. This is a photo I snapped of the front cover of great book I got last year for Christmas, entitled The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race. It’s like a text book for aliens […]


Day 14: Travels

I am grateful that I have had the opportunities in life to travel to a variety of places. My first big trip abroad was at age 16, when I spent almost 3 weeks in London, Paris, Nice, Monaco, Piza, Florence and Rome. I have since then been able over the […]


Day 13: Welcome Home Meal

I am grateful to have a best friend like Todd that welcomes me back home with a great home cooked meal. After having spent all day traveling on a re-scheduled MegaBus, and being in a lot of pain from my surgery yesterday, it meant a lot to me to be […]


Day 12: My iPad

I am grateful for having one of my favorite things I’ve ever owned, my iPad. The convenience of this powerful platform has allowed me to even write this blog post from my hotel room in Chicago.