Published by admin on October 23, 2017

How I Became an Emotionally Closed-Off Man

  I forgot that I had my own “me, too” story. And that’s quite telling.   I was in junior high school. I was young for my age, and short and scrawny. Not an auspicious beginning to an otherwise already difficult period for most young people. I was in “P.E.” class–which was coed. We were all in…

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Published by admin on March 3, 2016

free. at. last.

  I didn’t know that I wasn’t free. Not until tonight. It’s 11 months to the day since my breakup with M, my longest, most significant romantic relationship of my life. In a moment of not-all-togetherness, I texted her. I am heartbroken, I told her. And, no, this is not me asking for you back. I…

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Published by admin on December 20, 2015

My Freshly-Sewn Stitches

People cope in different ways. People. We. You and I. We all are copers. Some of us turn into dopers.   We all have our little ways, some of them secret, to cope with hurt and pain when reality does not conform to our wishes and desires. Some of us are better at hiding them…

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Published by admin on December 17, 2015

Writing Down the Bones

It’s a title of a book by Natalie Goldberg, actually. Writing Down the Bones. I loved it! It’s exactly what you’d think it would be about. Getting raw. Going where it hurts. Why? Because that’s where the GOLD is! Last night I had an interaction that displeased me greatly. A friend of mine was presenting at our weekly training for my…

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