Blueberry Cream Floats – BillySoden.com

Blueberry Cream Floats by Lindsey Andrews Do you remember root beer floats? What about adding blueberry for a few blueberry cream floats? Today’s recipe is sure to cool you down while the outside temps heat up. This week is one of the hottest so far here in Oklahoma. The weather report on my drive to work today said it was 97 …

Step Right Up! Your Lost Power & Hope – FREE!

Take Your Power Back! Many of us live under the assumption that we control our lives completely. In that way, we can make choices that lead us to some self-defined utopian successes. Reversely, we then also have complete control over every decision or act that leads us to despair and misery. I believe that this assumption holds a certain amount …

What Do You Do With An Extra Beat?

  It was ten o’clock in the morning on a beautiful summer day in Minnesota. Not a cloud in the sky as my wife and I hopped in the car and made the two-mile drive to the hospital. The anticipation and excitement had consumed us both over the past nine months – to the point that I’m sure all of our …

Beauty & Ugly

“Upon a day Beauty and Ugliness met on the shore of a sea. And they said to one another, “Let us bathe in the sea.” Then they disrobed and swam in the waters. And after a while Ugliness came back to shore and garmented himself with the garments of Beauty and walked his way. And Beauty, too, came out of the sea, and found not her raiment, and she was too …

Patience, Paradigms, & Parachutes; Thoughts On How To Fail Successfully

Patience, Paradigms, & Parachutes; Thoughts On How To Fail Successfully If you have lived life long enough to have failed at something, you have almost always been given the opportunity to ask the question, “What did I learn from that?” I qualify that statement with “almost always” because sometimes a mistake is, unfortunately, our last one. For instance,  a few …

Through The Eyes Of My Mom

It seems fitting that one of my first blogs should be about the person who gave me life , my mom.  I was young and had just enrolled as a music education major at St. Olaf College. I had not seen nor spoken to my mom since I ran away from home at the age of 16.   My mom …