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The Old Man's Travel Essentials

Most of my close friends and family only seem capable of describing me by drawing comparisons to the elderly. “Harry, you’re just like an old man,” or “That sounds exactly like something an old man would say,” are two of the most frequent sentences that are lodged in my direction. 1,015 more words


Opening up

Yesterday, I had an incredibly emotional and heartwarming talk with one of my friends. I talked to her about my eating disorder and she talked to me about her troubles as well. 557 more words

#Recipe: Sweet Potato Souffle with a sprinkle of Marlene

Serves 6 to 8, Prep Time:  20 minutes, Cook Time: 1 hour

For sweet potato soufflé (custard base and meringues)

  • 2-29 oz. cans yams/sweet potatoes drain liquid from one can (recommend Bruce’s…
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Strange Grief

After two decades of dealing drugs to poor country folks, last summer, the disease of addiction finally consumed my son’s father. Over the last year, I’ve struggled to understand my sometimes surprising lack of emotion. 1,195 more words


Saying Goodbye to Taiwan

Taipei: During my several months of living in Taiwan I ventured in Taipei twice for the weekend. The first time was to see my mother who was visiting me from Singapore, the second was to see about a girl. 887 more words


All The Parts Of Me

When I was earning my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, I would often ask the clients to think of the different parts of themselves. For instance, “There’s a part of you that still loves your husband very much, the part that remembers what first drew you to him, the part that is able to see what a great father he is. 358 more words



Tonight has been somewhat of a night of nostalgia. I was looking through my gallery and I saw many pictures of my beloved lil pup, Oreo. 365 more words