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Perpetuate the truth of love

tcr! · 23 hours ago

you me love

And then there was that one time that Jimi told me “love is an action.”

Another one of those conversations that changed everything.

When two people first meet they feel a certain kind of love, a romantic high that’s unparalleled. We’re on top of the world and nothing can touch us. And then as the relationship goes on that high fades because they always do.

And many a good people have said that the love is gone from their marriage or relationship or whatever. Unfortunately, that’s how love works. There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s not that we didn’t do something right. It’s because romantic love, in the beginning, is designed to stimulate us into loving action.

“Here’s how good life can be with another.”

Life gives us a golden ticket. If I just put that golden ticket into my pocket it’ll lose its luster. It’ll get crumpled. Love’s an amusement park full of thrills and chills so I need to get my ass out there, run away with a beautiful girl, and ride the rides.

Because If I’m not feeling loving all I need to do is act lovingly.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · 22 hours ago

cool snoopy

tcr! tcr! · 21 hours ago

cool woodstock

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jamnperry · 21 hours ago

That’s really good advice! It’s true of the Divine also and those highs can be a daily occurrence you can drink from anytime. When you’re in a loving posture with life like you describe and love flows through you, being spiritual for me finds ways to flirt with the Divine because He/She is also romantic. She responds with those touches or synchronicity in various ways.

Love is like the wind that comes and goes and you can’t always keep a hold of it like a slippery fish. But we are dependent on it and it’s how the universe is meant to function. Our source has always been the Divine and to drink from those waters isn’t so easy. It pleases Her to flow through us though like it does when you hold anyone’s baby. You hit the nail on the head though. Try finding a way to flirt with the Divine and maybe she will touch you more often.

tcr! tcr! · 19 hours ago

Yep, for sure. All those things worth doing are generally simple but not often easy.

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manisfestationqueen · 20 hours ago

You are so correct. I had been giving in to lower frequencies out of laziness… But I need to keep pushing towards positivity. My breakup with my bf of 2 years has made me resentful of men. Thinking they are selfish… How selfish of me to believe that everyone is the same. Today I will believe in love and attraction will follow. Namaste :)

tcr! tcr! · 19 hours ago

Where the body goes the mind will follow!

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Just stay there

tcr! · Feb 8, 2019 at 6:55 am

Candle in the dark

So anyways, I don’t know where this quote came from but it’s one of my favorites.

The next time you get driven to your knees to pray, just stay there.

I pray when I’m in pain but mostly I try to pray because I’m okay and want to stay that way. I do my best to stay on my spiritual knees because if I let arrogance or pride or hurt overrule what really matters, I know I’ll be humbled against my will and that’s never fun.

But more than that… I’d rather stay in the sunshine than go sit in the dark. Once wrapped in that warm, peaceful glow sitting in a cold, dark basement doesn’t sound that appealing. I’ve made life bad enough.

Okay, saying “wrapped in that warm, peaceful glow” is fruity. I’m not sitting in a lotus position all day channeling Buddha nor am I walking around on rainbows.

But when I have that cosmonaut bond, I’m okay. And I don’t struggle with the everyday headaches of making lists and tying my shoes.

#photos #candles #lettherebehope

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Okay god, enough.

tcr! · Feb 4, 2019 at 11:53 pm

I can feel a hundred and one kinds of crazy …but how I act is what I’m held accountable for.

I learned that in recovery.

#lettherebehope

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lostsoul1481 · Feb 5, 2019 at 5:06 am

True. Ive learned as well i cant stop what i think abt but i can stop how long i think abt it

tcr! tcr! · Feb 5, 2019 at 7:44 am

Yep, no reason to revel in the torment!

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baphosam · Feb 5, 2019 at 8:06 am

I would drink to forget like any other stereotype only to learn that my thoughts would not stop nor would I feel better. In the end alcohol just does not work. It won’t do much more than make you stupid or cause you to black out and regret everyone’s actions.

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whoblowsthere · Feb 5, 2019 at 9:07 am

Yep. You can never ‘control’ your thoughts (perhaps in time but nope not now!). I can not control when I get triggered to be angry, or have an impulse to use. But, given enough pause, I CAN control the 2nd and 3rd thought.

That’s where god comes in for me - to give me that pause. The pause also turns the impulse into a conscience decision, which is where accountability comes in (for me).

Also, meditation has been HUGE for me. Again, it’s not about controlling thoughts, but rather teaches you to let them go. I use Headspace and they describe it as a lawn chair in the middle of a highway where the cars are your thoughts. You learn to just let them pass on by without grabbing on to them!

Anyway, best of luck!

tcr! tcr! · Feb 5, 2019 at 11:55 am

Pause, pray, proceed — gotta be my favorite slogan.

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jerry125725 · Feb 5, 2019 at 12:12 pm

Nice thought!

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Jan 12th, 2019 at 6:06:44 pm

tcr! · Jan 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm

I’m going to speaking at the Geneva Open tonight. You should come if you got nothing going on. Yeah, it’s been snowing but are we mice or men? Or women? I’m too old to keep up with any other 2019 genders.

In any account, this is an open meeting so that means that public folk are welcome. No, you won’t have to talk or say anything.

8pm at the United Methodist Church on Hamilton and 2nd in Geneva.

#lettherebehope

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Stop looking for proof

tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:23 am

Stop looking for proof

Looking for reasons why things would fail used to be a big part of my day.

I devoted hours to it. Always poking around under the hood for clues to prove that whoever I’d gotten close to was up to no good. That I was going to get hurt. That people were evil.

Reviewing all the data at frequent intervals.

If that all sounds dumb it’s because it was.

I didn’t trust people or the cosmos. I knew the fingerprints were somewhere, I just had to find them. Keep dusting, keep analyzing. Always teetering on the brink of crazy.

Where is the evidence?

When I didn’t find any, it didn’t matter. I knew something was there somewhere. I just had to keep looking. Patiently waiting for some unspoken testimony because sooner or later I’d get a confirmation, a conviction and then all my doubts and nightmares would come true.

And then if I did get absolute confirmation that there was indeed absolutely nothing going on, I couldn’t even relax with the sound judgement that everything was good. I was too battle-exhausted from my search. I was too shaken by the possibility that it could happen.

I needed to stop looking for proof. Do you know what happened when I did look? I made the very people who loved me crazy. I pushed them away until they left.

I’m divorced twice. It’s a real thing that we bring what we most fear into our lives by being absurdly afraid of it.

Looking at my case files it’s pretty clear now that it was never about the other person or what they were doing. It was about me and my insecurities. I needed to “quit” all the scrutiny if I wanted to have a healthy, peaceful connection with another person.

With Sara, I still keep a close eye on things but in this very moment I look for proof why they *will* work. Reverse the numbers and flip the math. Cherish the very reasons why love wins. Embrace what flows freely when I be my best self.

And then all my hopes and dreams come true.

#lettherebehope #relationships

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tism tism · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:43 am

That is a very hard thing to do. Congrats to you sir. :-)

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Yep. Dealing with my insecurities was the hard part for me. After that then the search for clues wasn’t important. 😊

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm

You deserve this. Unreasonable Happiness is your birthright. Claim it.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Sep 21, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Who’s the critter in the frame?

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:06 pm

I believe it to be a praying mantis but usually I don’t know what I’m talking about.

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sprout · Sep 21, 2018 at 1:55 pm

This rings very true for me, as it most likely does for many. Especially those of us who come from a world of using and abusing, there is often more hurt, abuse, betrayal than not. But growing older and learning to trust your partner… that’s actually a way of trusting yourself. And that has been the hardest part for me. Thank you for sharing this, Travis. It gives me some things to reflect upon and appreciate today.

tcr! tcr! · Sep 21, 2018 at 2:44 pm

> there is often more hurt, abuse, betrayal than not
For sure. There’s a reason why we are the way we are. I also believe that you can trust yoruself. There’s nothing but good inside you. 😊

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Stuck behind a school bus

tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 11:26 am

Sometimes when I’m going to work I get stuck behind a school bus. And then I roll my eyes… Today I watched a handful of parents corralling their kids, funneling them toward the awaiting bus. There were enough kids that I needed to count them so as to know when I could be on my way.

🚌

And then everything changed.

Two of the kids were swaying, almost dancing. Little horses waiting to run. Smiles on their little faces, overly eager happiness as they waited their turn to board. Their day ahead would be magical. It already was.

“We’re gonna do math and reading and writing and maybe some science.”

If you’re ever feeling down, go watch some kindergartners waiting for the school bus.

One dad looked especially proud, his heart overflowing with love as he readied his daughter’s coat and straightened her collar. She was his finest achievement by far. His little girl with yellow barrettes and her white backpack with pink butterflies.

Having my own daughters I know the pride and the joy that she gave him. Kids change everything. They increase our capacity to love and give us a reason to.

And then this father looked like he didn’t want to let his daughter go as she turned around. His heart seemed to break when she took a few steps away to mingle with the other little ones. Kisses blew from his mouth when she climbed the big steps up into the bus. This is a few weeks into the school year, too, so it’s not like it was his first day sending her off to school.

😊

The whole time standing a few feet beside him was another dad. He was a little self-conscious, like maybe he couldn’t put himself out there in front of the other parents so emotionally. There’s a mandate for him to play it cool but I could tell from his expression that he felt similar to the first dad. That was his baby growing up and heading out, too. He was just keeping his emotions in check so as not let the crowd see. That’s okay. Not everybody is supposed to be unchained. But guys, the first dad’s heart was too full of love to care who knew.

So here’s the last yet equally important part of the story.

I live in white suburbia with a picket fence and three bird feeders, but the interaction between these fathers and daughters took place in a lower income neighborhood. The parents and children were of all different colors, all different shapes, all different sizes. Those school kids accepted each other no matter what. That little one wasn’t afraid of people that looked different because those other souls are all she’s ever known. I hope she carries that with her for the rest of her life.

And where they lived made no difference in how much that father loved his daughter. It didn’t matter to him that he was on the corner of a patch of weeds and she didn’t care that they lived in an older apartment building with a crumbling parking lot. It didn’t change the spring in her step or the bounce in her hair as she was off on her adventure.

The sun was shining on them both even if there were clouds in the sky.

❤️

#schoolnews #lettherebehope

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DD · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Very well written , thank you

tcr! tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm

No, thank you! :)

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connolly · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Congrats job well done

tcr! tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Thank you 🙏

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Desirae · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Absolutely beautifully written! Brought a tear to my eyes thinking of my girls. Thank you

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Lange Castronova · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Love is love no matter where you live!

tcr! tcr! · Sep 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Exactly

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Stewart · Sep 12, 2018 at 1:15 pm

World peace starts in the hearts of every individual. Thank you for setting a good example.

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Kelly K · Sep 12, 2018 at 11:26 pm

This is beautiful and puts things in perspective.

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Irene · Sep 13, 2018 at 2:25 am

Love it! Very well written

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Energy generation from wind at 30-37%

tcr! · Aug 28, 2018 at 6:54 pm

In 2017, four US states generated more than 30% of their electricity from wind

In 2017, four US states generated more than 30% of their electricity from wind

Last week, as President Trump made bizarre and wandering remarks about “windmills” being an inferior source of energy, the Department of Energy (DoE) released the 2017 Wind Technology Report (PDF), showing that wind energy had an extremely successful year.

In four states—Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and South Dakota—wind contributed 30 to 37 percent of each state’s entire electricity generation. These are fairly unique cases, because the states are sparsely populated and benefit from areas with high wind speeds. But the fraction of wind-generated electricity is growing in many other states, too. Fourteen states had more than 10 percent of their energy come from wind. On a wider scale, wind contributed just 6.3 percent of national generation, although that’s up from 5.7 percent in 2016.

Wind turbines are my favorite thing to see while road-tripping.

Renewable energy is the future, there’s no way around it.

#windpower #lettherebehope

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Pull the pin on their grenade

tcr! · Aug 17, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180817 - Pull the pin on their grenade

Four days after the car wreck of Nov 1989 - 1
Four days after the car wreck of Nov 1989

And then there was that one time when I was in high school and in a car wreck. Of course I was drinking so the details are all a blur. I had huge gash on the top of my head after hitting the windshield. I would tend to believe there was enough blood to make people worry.

My friends and I are outside the car and the police are there and it’s all a big commotion. The car’s smashed, there’s broken glass, flashing lights blue and red.

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Momma J Momma J · Aug 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm

You had critical injuries and you are lucky to be alive! Unless we are talking about two different auto accidents.

tcr! tcr! · Aug 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm

I was talking about the Nov 1989 accident. I think you’re thinking of the Dec 1990 accident.

Momma J Momma J · Aug 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

you’re right

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Momma J Momma J · Aug 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

You have turned out just right!

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Aug 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

Never did figure out why the cop returned your driver’s license to your grandmother’s the next day. He took it at the hospital because I said you weren’t able to consent to a blood test (you didn’t even know what month it was). He said that was refusal to take the test, I said whatever.

tcr! tcr! · Aug 22, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Good thing I had people like you looking out for me when I obviously wasn’t looking out for myself!

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155 Boulder Hill Pass

tcr! · Aug 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm

155 Boulder Hill Pass

Peeps, I’m going to be speaking about recovery stuff tonight at this place at 7pm.

If you got nothing going on, you should come!

#lettherebehope

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THREECRATES! · Aug 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm

Hey! That’s right by my work! Too bad I’m out of town. Best wishes pal!

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Momma J Momma J · Aug 5, 2018 at 7:56 am

Did someone record it? I hope so because I would love to hear it!

tcr! tcr! · Aug 5, 2018 at 10:44 am

You’ll just have to come sometime 😉

Momma J Momma J · Aug 5, 2018 at 6:10 pm

Let me know the next time you’re scheduled to speak!

tcr! tcr! · Aug 5, 2018 at 8:54 pm

Will do!

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Etched penis on tile

tcr! · Jul 31, 2018 at 9:34 pm

Etched penis on tile

Penis graffiti, I’m glad you’re still a thing in the men’s restroom. I haven’t seen you in the last year or so and was kinda worried.

#photos #graffiti #lettherebehope

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Momma J Momma J · Jul 31, 2018 at 10:02 pm

You are a character!

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Coops · Aug 1, 2018 at 1:50 pm

Outline????

tcr! tcr! · Aug 1, 2018 at 10:35 pm

Engraved into tile 🔪

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Aug 3, 2018 at 12:36 am

Best graffiti ever: I fu**ed your mom! Below it, a different artist: Go Home, Dad! You’re drunk!

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