I have an apology to make.
These days people’s apologies are often micro-analyzed, so I will choose my words and intentions carefully.
When Kevin Spacey announced that he was gay during his apology about sexual assault allegations, much of … Continue reading
I go forth
into the field
Is this real?
Hell and brimstone
My hands behind me
Down on my knees
Their leader laughs
at such providence
to encounter me here
He doesn’t … Continue reading
Any person or group that has ever inflicted terror on others, had a set of reasons for doing so.
Their reasons do not justify or dignify the outcome.
But by looking the reasons directly in the eye, and modifying our … Continue reading
If you know you’re doing the right thing, no one else has to “get it.”
Which is excellent, since many people probably won’t.
But maybe they will. You might be surprised. But you’ll never know unless you just straight up … Continue reading
Some people get fed up with not knowing if what they are going to say will offend someone.
I remember perhaps ten years ago, when I posted meme on LiveJournal. I’ll share the content of the meme now, but … Continue reading
The following words were written from a deeply suicidal state of mind, at some point in late May or early June of 2017.
It was intended as a suicide note.
In a welcome twist of irony, ventilating all … Continue reading
It’s frustrating when you’ve spent a lot of time in a low-functioning funk, and people get used to you being that way.
Then, you have a good day and feel like you can handle a little more than usual. You … Continue reading
1990’s-era X-MEN taught me a valuable lesson that has remained vigilant in my heart to this day.
People fear what they don’t understand. Love them anyway.… Continue reading
It was love at first sight.
About twelve years ago.
I remember being immediately taken by her beauty and presence.
And a feeling of, “I really want to be a part of this person’s life.”
We shared a lot of … Continue reading