Delusional Resolutions

January 24th, 2022 Have you ever started a day by telling yourself that this is the day you’ll get better, and at the end of it you’re not? If so, then this one’s for you. When I was a mess, I would often have conversations with future me. I would say, “Hey. It’s me. I’mContinue reading “Delusional Resolutions”

What if God was (not) one of us?

January 23rd, 2022 I wrote a little last week about this book, “God Is Not One,” by Stephen Prothero, and now that I’m finished I could not recommend it more. Learning about all the things the world believes in makes you believe in the world more. The book is both expansive and intimate, covering theContinue reading “What if God was (not) one of us?”

The Fastest-Growing Religion

January 18th, 2022 God Is Not One has been one of the most enlightening and empowering books I have read. Religion isn’t going away. I’m not a religious person, but I take it as a personal responsibility to learn about the people I live with on this planet. Like most people, I always felt religionContinue reading “The Fastest-Growing Religion”

Dennis Book Club

January 16th, 2022 Today, at work, some of my co-workers, organically, spontaneously, decided to choose one of my books and started a book club around it. It was one of the neatest, sweetest things I have ever, as a writer, watched unfold around me, and I literally did nothing to make it happen. But IContinue reading “Dennis Book Club”

Nothing Around Us Changes

January 12th, 2022 Weirdly enough, I finally got covid, but that’s not what’s inspiring me to write tonight. (Presuming nothing terrible happens to me over the next few days, I’ll probably write about that later.) No, I’ve been quarantined all alone in the bedroom (with occasional visits from my doctor, who is actually my dog),Continue reading “Nothing Around Us Changes”

Circus Wisdom

January 4th, 2022 When I was teased, or made fun of, or laughed at growing up, my dad would tell me to laugh with them. Or, if I could, laugh at myself before they had the chance. That sentiment is terrible for a child. But it’s advice I take more to heart every day IContinue reading “Circus Wisdom”

New Myths

January 3rd, 2022 “Just because something’s been around longer doesn’t make it better.” This immortal line is spoken by the legendary Johnny Lawrence in the season four opener of the karate-chopping, always-inspiring, instant-classic Cobra Kai. In either a cosmic coincidence or a divine slap in my face, this quote is a perfect distillation of what’sContinue reading “New Myths”

These Things I Remember

January 1st, 2022 I guess I’m just going to keep trying to remember. I’ll remember that it doesn’t matter what a person believes in — just what they do with it. I’m going to remember that my worth has nothing to do with my accomplishments, or lack thereof. I’m going to remember that there isContinue reading “These Things I Remember”

Trash is Treasure

December 29th, 2021 It’s kinda funny that, as the world learns how to describe things in increasing detail, as we create smaller and smaller boxes to put our interests in, humans become gatekeepers for drama. Wrestling is just a soap opera. Soap operas are just comic books without the superpowers. Comic books are just realityContinue reading “Trash is Treasure”

inspo facto

December 23rd, 2021 As every year ends, we tend to curl up in our chair, stare out the window, and reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, and what the hell we’re even doing. That is definitely what I’m doing right now. As I learn more and more about people who make an actualContinue reading “inspo facto”