I found my way through the maze of my failures through the understanding of animals. No judgement. No religion. No rules. Just love. That is all dogs teach.
I became a Speech & Debate Coach to prove my worth to my school district. When I, and my wife, left the program died. The successes of my life are filled with the lessons taught by other people's children.
I will never forget that thought. The first thought of Fatherhood. Someday, someone will lash out, and hurt this face....
After the MTC. After Troost Avenue. It wasn't until I returned to lush, suburban whiteness that my faith died.
Going on a Mormon mission was the watershed moment of my youth. It ended it, and it defined the road I would travel in almost everything else. But it started in the MTC in Provo, Utah.