Come on out to the Olive Way Starbucks on December 19 and tell a story about a time when you were at a crossroads. What brought you to that intersection in life? Did you see it coming or did it sneak up on you? Are you happy with the path you chose going forward or is there a little part of you that wonders what if? What was at stake? Were people in your life pulling you one way or another?

I did my best to write a story out for this one but couldn’t get it together in time. Last night I sent drafts to four friends and they all agreed the story wasn’t quite ready. The best friends are the ones who gently remind me that I have no idea what I’m talking about 🙂

Here are some of the comments I got back:
It seems a little philosophical
Are you sure this is about crossroads?
Rhinos are solitary animals whose skin is 1.5 – 5 cm thick. They are often susceptible to parasites such as ticks.

Clearly, I still have some work to do. I’ll try to have it done by next month so you can find out what a rhinoceros is doing in my life.

Hopefully, some of you will have a story about your own crossroads in life and will throw your name in Mr. Coffee. Bonus points for anyone who has a crossroads story about African megafauna.

Make sure you practice your story out loud on as many friends as possible and also to make sure it’s under 8 minutes. Rules for telling are below:

Hope to see you all on the 19th!