As a white European-originated straight male, I often find it difficult to identify with my race. I mean, when was the last time you heard of straight white men being oppressed?
Still, I think an integral part of being human is to group oneself within a certain sect--to identify with where you come from. However, being a part of pretty much every majority in America makes it difficult to be …
If I once read for adventure, I now read for security// Larry McMurtry
I rarely read fiction. Lately I've been reading the book about Spalding Gray's journals since I'm curious to know what he was thinking when he wrote his monologues. The boyfriend he reads and re-reads a lot from the works of Jorge Luis Borges. The erudite language isn't as accessible to me, although I appreciate the beauty …
There's lots of dust in your future. When all that's left of you are (other people's) memories, how do you want to be remembered? As funny? Kind? Provocative? Famous? List your top three.
List the top three ways how you'd like to be remembered.
Sometimes I hate to even use the word "spirituality", because of the negative connotations that many people associate with the word. Also, all too often it is used as merely a buzzword for alternative spiritual practices, so it loses its meaning, and turns many people off.
To me spirituality involves your connection to whatever greater/divine force, God, etc. you personally believe …
Alright so one of my favorite books of all time is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I read it a couple years ago, but what I remember the most is when Charlie, the main character, says he feels infinite. Here:
"Sam tapped her hand on the steering wheel. Patrick held his hand outside the car and made air waves. And I just sat between them. After the song finished, I said something.
'I feel …
It's like everyone is laughing at this joke and I don't get it. They all look so content laughing but it isn't my type of humor. I feel left out and empty but I just don't believe and can't make myself get the joke...anyone feel me out there??
Not that religion is a 'joke' just a metaphor.
I think we often hold ourselves back because we are afraid of failing. Failing can have tremendous consequences such as losing your life savings, your home, or even those you love. It is the fear of the unknown and the lack of a guarantee that causes a lot of us to never pursue our dreams. So, if you had that guarantee, what would you do?
Recently, I’ve had to make a whole bunch of big decisions. I like to call them ‘adult’ decisions and speak about them with an air of resentment at having to be a so-called adult. Anyway, it got me thinking about the process of making decisions. Mine generally looks like this:
1. feel overwhelmed and panic
2. make a pros and cons list
3. consider not making a decision at …