The Love Riddle

Having a conversation about past relationships recently served up the usual questions. "You love them, sure. But were you ever 'in love' with this person?" As soon as I asked, memories of my own past relationships popped up in my head. Sometimes the answers are never as simple as the questions - and only leave … Continue reading The Love Riddle

Pain as Purpose? Get outta here.

Watching my mother's green Vega fade from our driveway every morning while I pretended to be on the bus to school was part of my senior year routine. Truancy wasn't on my radar so much as the fantasy of escape. Also, I convinced myself that continuous squatting in the bushes outside our back patio was … Continue reading Pain as Purpose? Get outta here.

Who are you? (No, really)

“We can spend our lives letting the world tell us who we are. Sane or insane. Saints or sex addicts. Heroes or victims. Letting history tell us how good or bad we are. Letting our past decide our future. Or we can decide for ourselves. And maybe it's our job to invent something better.” ― Chuck … Continue reading Who are you? (No, really)