You Won’t Be Proud of Who You Were

High school is a shit show.  A chaotic time.  A scary time.  And so often a depressing time.  A time when – because of all that’s new we deal with, and all that’s unfamiliar we’re forced into – we become something else – something different than what our family has known, and what we had once thought of ourselves.

hard being in high school

And when you look back on who you were then (or are now if it’s the case), odds are…you won’t be proud of who you were…

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The Saddest is the Most Beautiful

sad song

It’s probably my favorite place in the world, my favorite thing in the world.  Sitting in the dark of my room.  When all else is asleep.  When all else is quiet.  Headphones on.

Listening to something sad.  Something somber.  Something dark even…

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You’ve Never Known a Person In Your Life, And You May Never Too

know a personWe like to think we know those closest to us, but do we really?  Do you ever really know someone, anyone?

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People Come and Go, But Our Lives Are Like What?

people come and go

In an article a few months ago, I wrote how change is not only a part of life, but that life is defined by it.  Nowhere is this more obvious or true than in our relationships…

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A Broken Family is Far Better Than a Broken Home

A lot of people make a big deal about divorce rates in the western world.  But simple logic suggests that the amount of legally failed marriages is far lower than the amount of actually failed marriages.  And I’d be willing to bet your money that the primary cause of this difference is children.

broken family

“We’ll stay together for the sake of the children.”

But, when is “for the sake of the children” no longer to the benefit of the children?  When is a family better off divided than united..?

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Seriously, Why Parenthood Ends When Childhood Ends

There was a conversation I had once with my mother a few years ago.  I don’t even remember it exactly.  But, I still remember what it taught me.

parenthood ends

In a lot of ways, it wasn’t unusual at all. Except that, for some reason, it led me to realize something very important about the relationship between a child and their parents that (I think) parents have such difficulty understanding – though it would help them tremendously in improving their relationship with their teens…

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Dude, You Couldn’t Be Purposeless If You Tried…

So I went on the internet for the first time today (absolutely believable).  And, apparently, a lot of young people aren’t doing all too great.

PurposelessYeah.  It seems that a lot of young dudes and ladies are a bit confused about their lives.  Kinda lost.  Kinda aimless.  Kinda “purposeless”, they say…

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No(body) Lasts a Day

The other day I read this article online – some daytime talk show type lamentation (sick word) about how men just don’t change or some crap like that.  I dunno, really.

do people change

It got me thinking, though about the ways we really do change; that so few seem to consider at all…

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You Don’t Deserve Anything (Until You’re Someone Who Deserves Something)

 

what you deserveSo often we look at our lives, at our Selves, and – disappointed – we think or say…”I deserve better”.

But is it true…?

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Life is SUPPOSED to Be Hard (I Know, Freaking Lame…)

Good times are great.  But, as we all know, they don’t last forever.  Cause the truth is life has a way of – in poetic terms – punching you when you’re smiling, and kicking you when you’ve hit the ground.  The jerk….

Life is hardGuess what, though?  Life’s supposed to be hard…

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MindBodyGreen: 5 Things You’ll Never Regret in Life

My good chums over at MindBodyGreen have published yet ANOTHER of my random and totally awkward articles.  It’s called: “5 Things You’ll NEVER Regret in Life”.  If you haven’t read my FIRST MindBodyGreen post (I mean, seriously…wtf?), check it out HERE.

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A Loser at 20, is a Loser at 40

Watched a pretty amazing show this weekend, called Virgin Diaries, about the lives of adult and middle-aged virgins.

Virgin loserAnd to be honest, it was cringe-worthy.  Truly.  Cause these people are walking proof of the cruelest fact of life…that a loser today will be a loser tomorrow, will always be a loser…

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What a [Death Row Inmate] Can Teach You About Being Yourself

THIS is the last one.  This is the end of our series on “What [Villains] Can Teach You About Being Yourself”.  Totally choking up right now, of course.  It’s just been so long  a journey through the scum and misunderstood of the earth.  And so we conclude with those sentenced to depart it.

being yourselfWhat can a death row inmate teach you about being yourself?  Maybe you can guess…

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