A few weeks ago I wrote about internet addiction because I wanted to share with you a struggle I think many of us have. The post was centered around something Russell Brand had written a few years ago in a piece called My life without drugs.
Once in a while I like to step into my past for material here on my blog, and today I’ll be traveling out west and talking about a lifestyle I once lived.
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Allison Vesterfelt and her husband Darrell. They were in town promoting her book, Packing Light, and wanted to meet up at Starbucks for a cup of coffee. Since then, we’ve become really close friends, but it was her story that really impacted me.
Back in 1998, one of my favorite musicians was Jewel. She had just released Spirit, a brilliant coffeeshop album, and reflected a lot of what she was going through at the time.
You would think spending eight seconds on the back of raging bull would be easy. But as a person who’s done it a number of times, I can assure you it’s not. In fact it’s more than difficult, almost impossible — depending on which bull you draw.