Friday, April 15, 2011


I am behind a few blog updates from two recent appointments and lots of other things I would love to tell you, but tonight, I am calling in to this blog "speechless." Chances are if you are reading this right now, you already know how you got here, and who you heard about me from. I am going to relax tonight, and hope that in my sweet dreams I can begin to process all that has happened to me today with the power of a single tweet. Thank you, Roger Ebert, for proving in this day and age that a Mac is more mighty than any sword, and with only a few minutes of time, the generosity of large numbers of kind humans linked through this invisible network can truly resonate around the world. I am going to write more as soon as my chaotic schedule allows, but for tonight, I thought I would instead share the words of another who can better sum up how I feel right now. I read them a few years ago, and reflected on them many times since. They have inspired me greatly to believe that anything is possible, to ask for help, to trust in the journey, and know that I am on the right path, and everything is as it should be. They give me hope, and remind me of the power of words to uplift us all on our darkest days. I hope you will read and enjoy them as much as I do.

Goodnight all of my wonderful new friends. Thank you for one of the most moving days of my life.


  1. Paul, your story is simultaneously giving me the willies (I'm a bit freaked out by the dentist and teeth, in general) and making my heart swell all big and happy. I can't say that's a combination I've experienced before... but it's not unwelcome. I will be following along from here on out and wishing you the very best, sir.

  2. Hello stranger who touched my heart,

    Two days ago I followed a link from Roger Ebert's Twitter account, and I have spent those days reading through your blog from start and up until this newest post. I admire your honesty and straightforwardness and your story is remarkable in more ways than one. It truly touched me and now it won't let go. Your writing has both made me cry and laugh, and both feelings have been equally enjoyable. Please keep writing and be strong. You and your story are a great source of inspiration for me and so many others out there!

    Good luck on your journey stranger, who now feels less like a stranger thanks to your blog and your decision to open up to others.

    Wishing you all the best from Norway.

  3. this is super awesome! i'm glad you got the attention you've been needing here, and i hope you get more than this, stay strong paul :)


  4. Thank you all for listening and commenting.