There’s a taboo about talking honestly about things in our society but I am one of those irritatingly honest people that laughs at those “social norms” because those things limit understanding and personal empowerment. So as an amputee, I’m not going to hide behind the proverbial green door in favor of the taboo that says … Continue reading Beyond the Green Door: I’m No Grey Man
Piracy is as old as sea travel whether it takes place on the seas themselves or whether the pirates land along waterways. We have a tendency when looking back to romanticize it to some degree through its differing iterations whether we talk about actual historical events and examples of piracy or whether we talk about … Continue reading True Colors
Every human being we interact with is either crediting your emotional ledger or creating an emotional debit and it is not enough simply to be happy when you are no longer in the hole or just barely getting by with chump-change in your accounts. The whole idea of the ledger is not to judge the other or ascribe intent or motive to the other, it is simply to recognize that your physical and emotional well-being are impacted by the balance of your ledger and not everyone you have a relationship with is someone who leaves your ledger a little bit fuller after every interaction you have with them. Continue reading Check Your Ledger
It’s not a secret that my life isn’t exactly going as planned at the moment and at times the proverbial wrenches in the works are so outrageous that it’s almost as though God’s throwing the worst at me to see how I will respond like a modern day Job. I’m not going to lie, there … Continue reading Finding Happy
On Thanksgiving when friends came by for cocktails in the evening, my sweet (beautiful, brilliant, resilient, wise) friend spent some time seated with me next to my fireplace, talking of a great many things, the two of us enjoying being in each other’s confidence while the Mr. Darcy’s of the world left us to our … Continue reading Golden Threads
Mousetrap. I wanted to play mousetrap. You roll your dice, you move your nice. Nobody gets hurt. (Bob the Tomato) I’ve been quiet lately. I know that. I’ve struggled to find words to say, and not just here. But how do you find the words to express what is happening when what is happening is … Continue reading Mousetrap
In our society as it exists today, there is often an unhealthy idealization and hero worship that takes place when we see others accomplishing and overcoming difficult things. We make demigods of those whom we see as being above ourselves and we seek to associate ourselves with those we see as above the norm. The … Continue reading Sisu: Is it in You?