Published by admin on February 14, 2019

It’s Valentine’s Day, I’m Single, and I Couldn’t Be Happier

  And if you believed that title… Let’s get real. Being single ain’t easy. You wake up each day, look in the mirror, and say to yourself, “Welp, nobody will be enjoying THIS today.” And as the days turn into years, you start to understand what it’s like to be a beautiful flower that no…

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Published by admin on August 21, 2018

Unraveling

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Published by admin on July 30, 2018

Explorations of Pain

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Published by admin on March 31, 2018

Be Out of Control

  I had an epiphany today about these words. You are out of control.   In the common meaning: you are acting in a way that is not ok; i.e., too aggressive, too wild, too selfish, etc.   But a deeper cut is that you’re not in my control– and I don’t like it.   To be out…

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Published by admin on February 24, 2018

BAD FAITH

  A la one of my favorite Frenchmen (viva la France!) after Camus, that is– Sartre discussed the notion of “bad faith.”   What is bad faith? We were born into a world that already had a bunch of givens: how to behave how to live (though, ironically… not much of a manual for how…

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Published by admin on January 6, 2018

Back2Basic

It’s been a long, long while since I’ve written a blog post on here without trying to write something that was innovative, insightful or that was going to shake the online world. That kinda pressure equates to no writing. Lots of thinking, though. One of my favorite professors on Semester At Sea (no surprise, she…

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Published by admin on July 22, 2017

Losing Grip: The Sequel

Earlier in the day, I wrote out my feelings in Losing Grip. It’s short. I highly recommend you stop and read it first.   I ended it by saying, And I don’t want to fight anymore. I realize how this may have left many of you really unsure as to my intentions. And while I thought about…

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