They say there are three things that you shouldn’t talk about in “mixed” or “polite” company – sex, politics, and religion. So today I’m going to pitch all that out the window and discuss my religious beliefs with you, partially because I’m completely bereft of ideas for what to write about and partially because I… Read More Defying Societal Norms
I have a fortune cookie fortune on my laptop to remind me of something that I need to hear now and again. “Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else.” I remember when I was younger, I wanted to be someone, anyone, other than the person that I… Read More Fortunes and Their Real-Life Applications
Last night my wife introduced me to a meme based off a Tumblr post and its response. The original post was “I don’t think people realise how hard it is to re-discover the person you were before depression or even try to remember your own personality.” The response was “And if you’ve had depression since… Read More Who Am I?
Today kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month. Four years ago today, I was fortunate to have a show on the radio and I gave it the theme of mental health and illness. Not only did all the songs fit the theme (Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression,” for instance) but I also very intimately discussed my… Read More A Point of Pride
Today I saw (and subsequently shared) a meme featuring an elderly woman’s lap full of pea pods, with her shelling them and the caption “Part of the problem with the world today is no one shells peas with Grandma anymore.” I can’t say that I necessarily agree with that sentiment, as there are both a… Read More Memories of a Lazy Sunday Afternoon
Tonight I have made a decision about my life, and it’s not something that I’ve come to lightly or precipitously. But in order to share that decision with you, I need to tell my story, in part. From my earliest recollections, I was an outcast. The neighborhood kids allowed me to play with them, but… Read More Following My Bliss