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The Eighth Grade Knight Stands Alone

When I was in eighth grade, I became a knight.  I learned how to battle evil princesses, cruel princes and dragons of many shapes and sizes.  I learned how to use the tools of battle, learned how to make armor … Continue reading

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A Pause

Yesterday was remarkable because of what didn’t happen:  no emotional shitstorms, no panic attacks.  I woke up with the same anxious belly I’ve become accustomed to, worried that I’d step on a mine somewhere during the day and blow up. … Continue reading

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Pushing Myself

I was thinking last night that in all this opening that I’m doing – opening my mind, my heart, being open to situations that have made me uncomfortable, being vulnerable – I need to be aware of pushing too far, … Continue reading

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Healing Conversation

My wife and I had a conversation the other night, a ground-breaking, amazing conversation.  I ended up staying up late, which I paid for the next day in mindless exhaustion, but I’m glad we did it.  It started with her … Continue reading

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Touch

I had the most amazing massage the other night, and not a relaxation massage, this was a therapeutic massage which means I am walking around with sore spots all over from spots not so tenderly administered to. My massage guy … Continue reading

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I went walking

Today I went for a walk And I wanted to keep walking Walking away from cubicles and artificial light and artificial drama Away from people and machines Away from connection and responsibility Away from emotions. I was walking along, crying, … Continue reading

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An Illustrated Guide to Depression

This recent post on Hyperbole and a Half was recommended to me by Neighbor Femme … Depression Part Two.  If you suffer from depression, anxiety or any of the related emotional mental plagues, you might recognize yourself in this.  If … Continue reading

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A Mother of a Day

The cracks have turned into jagged breaks and I’m ooozing out all over.  All the thoughts, feelings, impulses… messy, messy, messy… that I’ve been holding down for so long, are bursting out in an ugly tangle.  I guess that’s what … Continue reading

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Opening Up Into Fear

I’m learning to open up more, to open up in the face of overwhelming fears, fears of exposure fears that my feelings will be laughed at, rejected fears that my emotions are wrong fears that trusting the people I should … Continue reading

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Chasing Resentments

I’m waking up and for a few blessed moments, I revel in how relaxed my body is, how good it feels to get a good night’s sleep, what a good life I am privileged to wake up to each day. … Continue reading

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