Damages Part I, Re-posted August 2019

Title: DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact, that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain, informing us that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable, we protect ourselves, hearts, minds, and sometimes our lives. It's in this way that most people understand and cope with pain. Whether healthy … Continue reading Damages Part I, Re-posted August 2019

Damages Part III [Empath] Re-posted

Re-posted from August 1, 2019. The necessity of pain, what would we be without it? We will never know. Our pain creates us. Like most of what I write, this piece comes from my heart. And why is that? Because of past, present, and future. With every breath and every heartbeat, my pain moves with … Continue reading Damages Part III [Empath] Re-posted

The Empath [Painful Connections]

Last night before bed, I watched a movie on Netflix titled Frozen Ground [2013]. The film is based on a true story. Robert Hansen is a serial killer who brutally raped and murdered between 17 to 21 women in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Alaska. Pictures of the murdered women are shown at … Continue reading The Empath [Painful Connections]

The Journals [Chaos In Montana]

This will not be the first time I've written about one of the incredible bonehead mistakes that I have made. For most readers, this piece will come across as terrifying, and over the top dangerous. Who in their right mind would allow their life to become so filled with insanity? For those of us who … Continue reading The Journals [Chaos In Montana]

Dream Journaling, The Crash Report

Shortly after the beginning of 2020, I began a new experiment. I started journaling my dreams. I don't have a background in dream analysis [sounds cool], and I'm not even close to being an expert on the subject. Besides doing some research on lucid dreaming in hopes of learning more about myself, I haven't sat … Continue reading Dream Journaling, The Crash Report

The Journals [Contract Over]

Looking back, I believe my wife always knew that we would get divorced. The relationship lasted for more than ten years, but at some point, approximately seven years into the marriage, her attitude began to change. And then it happened, one year before everything came to a screeching halt, she disclosed the inevitable. She said, … Continue reading The Journals [Contract Over]

Journals [Embracing The Universe Part III, Choosing Stupid Over Crazy]

I asked the Universe for something. No, this doesn't have anything to do with anything dark or evil. Although I'm not going to tell you what I asked for. The details of that experience are sensitive. Further disclosure of something so personal would not be wise. Even if somehow I had known what was going … Continue reading Journals [Embracing The Universe Part III, Choosing Stupid Over Crazy]

Journals [Embracing The Universe Part II of III Speaking The Words]

As a child, my mother [single parent] implied that all things were possible. Nothing was off the table, and from a young age, I endorsed the fantastic as validated reality. All of that changed during my twenties when I became a professional and started wearing a tie. Suddenly, I decided that growing up must include … Continue reading Journals [Embracing The Universe Part II of III Speaking The Words]

Journals [Embracing The Universe Part I]

When everything is stripped away from someone's life, the individual has but few options. By [everything], I'm referring to losing it all, and having little or no money and resources besides a couple of changes of clothes, and a pack of worldly possessions. A little more than five years ago I was forced into an … Continue reading Journals [Embracing The Universe Part I]