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The Art of Compassion

I have been experiencing constant waves of confusion and anger ever since Trump was elected. I haven’t been able to muster up the desire to write, but this morning was the exact motivation I needed. 940 more words


The October of Loss

“Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look.” … 526 more words


Why am I like this? (A serious question)

My therapist recommended that I read the book When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron. I’m about a quarter of the way through it, and I’m feeling it so far. 825 more words

Lost and Found

For much of my life, I felt broken.

I’d experience moments when I was supposed to be happy, but wasn’t. For example, I’d go to parties and enviously watch people enjoying themselves. 485 more words

Midlife Crisis

Room for Everything that Comes

“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing.  We think the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things really don’t get solved.   100 more words

Bits And Pieces

Augustines' "This Is Your Life" Delivers Powerful Alt-Rock Anthems

I first became aware of the band, Augustines, about five years ago — when the boys were still having a bit of an identity crisis. Guitarist and lead vocalist, Billy McCarthy, and multi-instrumentalist, Eric Sanderson, had recently split from the band, Pela. 405 more words

Aging Gratefully

I went to market Monday. It was after my morning coffee, and catching up on the world via my iPad.

I wasn’t buying much. Especially compared to when I cooked dinner every night for my wife and whomever was around. 444 more words

Midlife Crisis