My essays mostly deal with issues I care about and observations I’ve made about myself or the culture at large. I love finding the exact words to describe what I’m feeling. Try not to assume we can’t be friends if you disagree with what I’m saying. My Claimdisser will explain.
Don’t think of it as growth vs. stagnation. Think of it as growth vs. expansion. Not a straight line up, but an expanding circle of health and prosperity.Keep reading
How Medical Marijuana is Helping Me Post-Cancer
If you’re a breast cancer survivor and marijuana is legal where you are, I highly recommend it. And not just for the issues mentioned here. Weed has helped me keep the ongoing tragedy with which we are surrounded in perspective while amplifying the many sources of continuing joy in my life. If you’ve had cancer,…Keep reading
I am still here. I never left. I never called you the names you called me. I never laughed at your fear as you did mine. I know you were fooled by waving flags and sacred symbols. Those things can be manipulated to make you think your friends are your enemies. By people who don’t…Keep reading
Joy = Perfection
Perfection is not limited by precision or conformity to some standard or preconceived definition. If you try to make a perfect circle or sing a perfectly uniform tone or have perfect skin, you will fail. Perfection is not how you perform or how smoothly things run or how accurately you can measure things. Perfection is…Keep reading
Children of Hate
Every moment of your life is a choice. You are only a step away from looking in my eyes, from learning that we share everything. Every important part of us is the same. You can understand me. I am not your enemy. You can let that lie go.Keep reading
It’s Safer To Be Nice
Desperately unhappy people do desperately unhappy things. Anything that helps move people out of that category and into the warm, safe, well-fed category is good for all of us. In other words, the nicer we are to ourselves as a group, the less chance we have of one of us going rogue and shooting up…Keep reading
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