Transcending situational depression (building a life that works)

I’m depressed, and I know why.

Or I’ve got theories, anyway.

My theories aren’t always exactly aligned with reality…

But sometimes with life and depression, coming up with a working theory and playing with the variables is the best that … Continue reading

Balancing the extremes (depolarizating perspectives)

When I am certain I am right, and someone else is wrong on a given issue or view…

I can know that this is an opportunity to learn about the bigger picture.

Democrats and Republicans often look at their views … Continue reading

Why do we self-destruct?

Why do we self-destroy?

What possesses us to mistreat ourselves (and others) by route of excessive alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, sex, porn, gambling, Facebook, food, soda, video games, shopping, interpersonal drama, self-sabotage, isolation, external validation, deception, and delusion?

(If you do … Continue reading

The meaning of life (a reason for all the pain)

So, there I was again.

In that place.

Of torment and disgrace.

Otherwise known as America’s Best Inn in South Lansing, my own personal 1408. Motel hell.

I’ve holed myself up there at least three different times in years … Continue reading