The Whirlpool of Placeness

The Whirlpool of Placeness

You know how when you go back to the hometown you grew up in, how you almost feel like a child again?  Sometimes you can feel it in your whole body, like you’re being transported back in time.  For some, this can be a good feeling, yet for others of us it’s not always...
Walk Your Own Path

Walk Your Own Path

Our culture teaches us that we should be strong and resilient.  Weakness is frowned upon, and asking for help is seen as a weakness.  Am I telling you anything new??  I’m all for asking for help – but only as a concept apparently, because I’m terrible at asking...
I Am The End

I Am The End

My Mom was a Nazi. I don’t mean that in some petulantly figurative way. She really was. At 12 years old she stood before her class to lead the morning ‘Heil Hitlers’ in her classroom. All the kids were Nazis. The teacher was a Nazi.They had no...
Hey, Tough Guy!

Hey, Tough Guy!

“You think you’re so tough?”   If you’re like most guys, you think being strong and resilient is being able to handle stressful situations with as little reaction as possible. You know, not letting the situation bother you — an ability to let things roll...