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I caught on fire when I was three. This was half a century ago, yet still you will see the handiwork of this fire when I remove my shirt. Outside, in the gardens, the trees were ripe with lemons. The … Continue reading
SO much has been going on, but when hasn’t it been? I swear, since the year 2000/2001 I have felt like a fugitive with a great wind at my back. Which isn’t so bad, as I always feel ALIVE, but … Continue reading
I think one of the best recommendations I have ever read is from an old and dear book of my youth that attempts to keep readers out of trouble. This recommendation, that lives in me always is, “Seek neither to … Continue reading
When I was in the hospital for depression in my early twenties I imagined that my depression would make me wise. Yet really, depression was like a great beast that stood in my way and prevented me from moving. I … Continue reading
“No one in your family gives a shit about you anymore. Get over it.” Of course, to get free of an abusive family, is success. Happy Fall!!!
He’ll deal you an awful hand. That’s a song by Daniel Johnston that I love; you can hear — no, scrap that, you can experience it here. Also, I heard on Christian Radio today (I live in a Christian area), … Continue reading
Resentment, the monk Thomas Merton wrote, is the means by which we separate ourselves from forces meant to constrain us. The means by which we separate ourselves from those meant to constrain us I begin with my family of origin … Continue reading
There are such unfortunates. They use their one-side unanswerable writing to put forth a theory of victimization and shame/pity. I have known a few. Hopefully, I will never be one.
is always useful, in term of relationships, because — so it seems to me — whenever one goes back to the past in hope of creating a new or different future, one finds that there is no new future, that … Continue reading
Once, I dropped down to about 100 pounds, at age 35, from the stress of a relationship, and when I left the relationship, I collapsed and had organ failure and then for no good reason, back pain so I couldn’t … Continue reading