Category Archives: Life

Posts about Family, Military, Food.

Reciprocity

I try live my life without expectations when it comes to the actions of other people, because I cannot control other people.  This is, rather than being hopeless or pessimistic, is actually very freeing. This means that I am free … Continue reading

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Polarity

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the past month running over the course of my remembered history (short as it might be – as I’ve been reminded often, 24 years is still so young) – reliving my relationships and my choices in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Another year gone by, and I return again to my customary Thanksgiving reflections.  I love this time, because it allows me to see that regardless of what I might feel in the moment, I truly do have a blessed life.  … Continue reading

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social (Media) anxiety

I deactivated my Facebook about a week ago – a temporary “cleanse” to get away from the noise and the distraction.  I’ve spent the last week realizing a) I spend a lot of time on there; b) a lot of … Continue reading

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Dreams

I don’t have nightmares often.  But I did today.  I woke up UNDER my bed. There’s no real reason why I would be having bad dreams now.  Certainly not 6 months into what has been a mostly uneventful (save for … Continue reading

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Trust starts with me

I’ve mentioned before that, in spite of being often labeled by others as “too trusting”, I really suffer from a total LACK of trust in those around me – and in myself.  There are few areas of my life that … Continue reading

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Speech and debate

My first love was a man who was level-headed and logical, where I am passionate and opinionated.  Our opposing personalities made for polarized viewpoints and heated, intense debates about every topic under the sun.  And it was during these debates … Continue reading

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Self-therapy

Writing is theraputic for me.  It always has been.  As much as I’ve been writing about Ode and Iyesa lately (yes, yes, I am aware I haven’t updated any excerpts for a while), I still write in my journal every morning. … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

For Veteran’s Day – a poppy, a prayer, and a sacred vow.  For my brothers and sisters, my friends, and my mentors – thank you for your service, your companionship, and your leadership.  Taken from an Athenian vow for adolescents rising … Continue reading

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Confession

Warning: Adult content. I have a confession to make.  Several, actually.  This is a very personal, private, and painful issue that has affected me for most of my life.  If my family reads this, or my friends – I love … Continue reading

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