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From “work in progress” to “total renovation”

It’s a cliche to say that we are all “works in progress”. It’s not a bad or harmful cliche. I do think the work that we need to do on ourselves should be continual. That is the stuff of life itself. But there are times in life, as I am learning, where it is not … Continue reading

Love in the flesh

“Why do you love me?” A few months back I blogged about asking someone close to me this question. It probably didn’t take much detective work to figure out that that person was my now ex-wife. I asked her this at the absolute worst possible time. It was the worst because at the time she … Continue reading

And that’s the word…

A little shout out to Stephen Colbert there… Several of my friends have talked to me about having a word for the year. A word that gives the year a theme and a focus. I’ve never really done anything like that. I’ve made plenty of resolutions over the year, but never thought of one word … Continue reading

I can’t even (or my ability to “even” has been severely compromised)

This post is a part of the Unco Synchroblog for the theme UnCarnational. You can read the other pieces here.  “I can’t even” is one of those now ubiquitous pop culture phrases. It is apparently said by all the “white girls”, you know, the ones who wear leggings as pants while sipping their pumpkin spice … Continue reading

Self-hate to narcissism to self love

I started hating myself at an early age. No one taught me to do so. In fact, I was surrounded by people telling me that they loved me and who genuinely meant it. But like many things, it is often about who isn’t in the room as much as it is who is in the … Continue reading