BRENT STOLLER

Writer. Advice giver. Peanut butter and chocolate enthusiast.

The Tie That Binds

There are certain sounds that, when you hear them, you know you’re in the presence of something special.

This past Saturday night, it was my family’s laughter.

To Give is to Receive

I have been blessed in every way imaginable.

I have a family who loves and supports me. I have two functioning eyes, ears, arms and legs. I have a roof over my head, a refrigerator full of food and a warm place to sleep.

Which makes it that much harder for me to reconcile the fact that there are many who aren’t.

How Did I Get Here?

Things can change. And they can change quickly.

Yesterday morning began like any other morning.

But just as I was starting my commute, my commute almost came to an end.

Always Hold the Door Open

Do you ever stress over something, even though you know it’s not worth your worry?

I do. I do it multiple times a day:

Every time I’m entering or exiting a building.

A Childhood Solution to a Grown-Up Problem

What do you do when you’re feeling down? How do you cope?

I prefer to do nothing. I prefer to plant myself on the couch, watch TV and cut off all communication with the outside world.