Coming Out Articles


Love Wins in Ireland

May 24th, 2015
I haven’t tallied them, but suspect I’ve married near a thousand couples  in my time. I think I’ve pretty much seen it all. I’ve had weddings interrupted by angry parents, dogs in wedding parties and one bride who turned up the day after the wedding to tell me she’d fallen in love with me. (I […]
“It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.” ~ Alan Ball As I wrote last week, I’m growing to accept being an introvert. But that doesn’t mean I can’t sometimes surprise myself. Introvert and extrovert exist […]

An Introvert Comes out.

April 13th, 2014
Some of you may be surprised by what I am about to share. Contrary to popular belief I am in fact an introvert. My loud laughter, story- telling, and almost always sincere interest in your life are clever cover up skills I’ve developed to put you off the scent. You see, I’ve had this feeling […]
Some people want legal protection  if they choose not to do business with members of the LGBT community. Or as comedian Seth Myers said, “Nice shirt, nice shoes, no service.” The bill in Arizona (Religious Freedom Bill) was vetoed, but similar moves are being discussed in other states of America. I believe the bill was […]

Stepping Out

April 23rd, 2013
It was one of those wet blustery days where if you own a pair of purple patent faux leather boots, you must wear them. I like purple, and I like shiny. Nobody loses when one wears such boots on a grey afternoon. So our family and my boots dashed in the rain from our  car […]
To be fearless is to live without certainty. It is to dip at least one toe into the future without knowing how it will feel (how potentially good it will feel) or where exactly it will lead you (potentially some incredibly exciting place) or who will join you (potentially some phenomenal people). In other words […]
Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes, your knees buckle, and the earth trembles beneath you. You will be okay. In fact you will be better than okay. Stand by your principles, and the truth will set you free. How? You will like yourself much more this way, and your confidence will show. You […]
Butterflies in the stomach are like messengers reminding you that change is afoot. They are fluttering to tell you that you’re ready; ready to transform, to grow, and to soar. Visualize the butterflies flying in formation, lifting you up, turning anxiety into excitement. It’s the butterfly effect; one small flutter, infinite impact.


June 6th, 2012
The comfort zone is the red light district of personal growth. It’s all stop signs and rear view living. Its time to rezone your perspective and move into the magical space of new possibility. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
A Texan farmer goes to Australia for a vacation.  He meets an Aussie farmer and they strike up a conversation.  The Aussie shows off his big wheat field and the Texan says, ‘Oh yeah. We have wheat fields that are at least twice as large.’ Then they walk around the farm a little, and the Aussie […]