Don’t judge a book by its cover

My brother and new sister in-law were married this past weekend.  That in and of itself needs to be a post (more to come on that).  When I first heard they were getting married at Forest Lawn Cemetery I thought “huh, that’s unusual”.   Boy was I wrong!  I’ve lived in Omaha (this time) for 19 years now and until this wedding I had never been through Forest Lawn.  I was first struck by the size of the cemetery, it is absolutely massive.  As we’re driving through I’m taken back by the beautiful monuments to loved ones that have passed on.  I then noticed the history.  Names like Kiewit, Buffet, Doorly…the list goes on and on.  This is a place that speaks to you through those that built our amazing city.  We made it to the chapel.  On the outside it’s a beautiful building but not “ohhh and awwww” inspiring.  That’s saved for when you walk through the front doors.  My words will not do justice to this building.  If you live in Omaha and have never visited Forest Lawn, make it happen.  For those of you not in Omaha, what hidden gems are in your back yard?  Make a […]

Hi, my name is Darin, I have a pet instant gratification monkey

This talk is amazing!  I laughed, I cried, I nodded in agreement.  Listen people, know that the dark playground is real.  Have you heard of the panic monster?  This is a serious talk, please take the time to give it a listen/watch.  I’m going to end this post now and go to google Earth and fly over Omaha from 200 ft above the ground for the next hour… In all seriousness, make sure you know your life is finite.  I know many of you see that statement and say “duh”.  The point, we can easily take life for granted.  You don’t have to solve world hunger today, just make sure you take advantage of your time.