In all of the potential mathematical improbabilities in all of known space and creation, the probability that atomic structures and organic materials would have coalesced in the exact processes necessary to create you is impossible to express. To be alive in this time in history is indescribable. We are at the apex of one of […]

Intending to build on my previous post around this time last year, I’ve been in a reflective mood.  I’m less fearful in a lot of ways, and more uncertain in others.  This year has given me a lot to think about and a lot to move forward with.  Relationships have deepened in many ways, others have […]

It’s been difficult to put into words the frustration surrounding the utterly improbable political situation we now find ourselves in.  Was it because white Americans didn’t spend enough time considering their privilege?  Was it because fanatics and raving lunatics on both sides were screaming at the tops of their lungs and failing to provide anything […]

I’ve spent a lot of time living under the belief that I am insufficient, deficient, or otherwise defective. I believed that this was the case because no one was even pretending to be my champion. I lived in such painful invisibility that I acted out in a number of ways just to somehow try and […]

We are exceptionally lucky and impossibly fortunate. Consider the facts of our existence: We live on a spinning ball of dirt cobbled-together from bits and pieces of debris traveling around the sun at about 67,000 miles an hour Our little ball of dirt orbits a sun that has another few billion years of life left in […]

New beginnings and new opportunities boil-down to one simple word: promise.  The promise of a new dawn, the promise of an enduring spirit, the promise of renewed vigor.  That promise is what drives many people to get up, to keep trying even after they are met with repeated failure, heartache, and pain. 2013 was a […]

A great number of us spend a lot of time worrying about appearances.  “Keeping up with the Joneses”, keeping up appearances, making it, whatever.  Doesn’t matter what it’s called, it’s exactly the same. It’s wearing a mask in the hopes that it will appease the tribe and bring favors, fortune, friends, and lovers.  It hollows […]

It’s been interesting the last week or two since I’ve come back from Burning Man. Getting back into the flow of work and private life hasn’t been terribly difficult, but dealing with the ramifications and the changes to the my inner world has been about as difficult as anything else I’ve ever done in my […]

Time flies when you’re busy figuring things out about yourself.  I’ve spent the last month-and-a-half seeing a therapist about the behavioral problems that I’ve been experiencing most of my life, and I have to say that finally vocalizing issues to someone who isn’t your significant other is quite liberating.  Spending months or years of your […]