Cruelty is cheap, easy, and chickenshit. – Brene Brown, Dare to LeadRead More 151: Thoughts on Cruelty
I miss her. Sometimes I would just sit in the living room and watch her paint. I know she has been struggling with creating. I hope this is the start of her uncorking her creative bottle.Read More 141: It’s not about me
101.5: Unringing the Bell (5 of 5) – Epilogue
As my life with C fades to a distant and ringing echo I will move forward with intention. The lessons remain.
I’m excited about the possibilities.Read More 101.5: Unringing the Bell (Epilogue)
101.4: Unringing the Bell (4 of 5) – Some House Cleaning
I’ve learned everyone has their own Uglies. Hurt people hurt people and you never really know how people will respond to hurt until they are hurt.
Some run, others fight.Read More 101.4: Unringing the Bell (Part 4 of 5)
101.3: Unringing the Bell (3 of 5) – The Human Beings
I’ve talked about C and K in fairly abstract terms. I need to take some time and clarify details on those relationships as I see them.
I want you to see them as people too.Read More 101.3: Unringing the Bell (Part 3 of 5)
101.2: Unringing the Bell (Part 2 of 5) – Let’s Be Clear
We cannot talk about this if we don’t talk about this.Read More 101.2: Unringing the Bell (Part 2 of 5)
82: The Elephant
This morning at 8:00 am CST I am facing my fears, anxieties, and humiliations. Anxiety wants me to hide so I’ve decided to do the opposite. I’m going to treat Anxiety like the bully it is: I’m going to punch it in the nose.Read More 82: The Elephant
She is doing the best she can based on what she knows how to do. If she had experienced different things she would have done things differently.
Her behavior isn’t personal. For a long time I took it that way.Read More 58: After the storm
“You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain.” – Harvey Dent
It’s ironic when I was lying and secret-keeping my infidelity was slowly killing me and when the truth came out it destroyed my life. Now that I’ve embraced being secret free and open people want me to shut up and keep secrets.Read More 47: Broken Knights and other fishy tales
I cannot do anything about what people think they know. Anything I say will be perceived as justification, rationalizations, or an excuse or worse yet an unhealthy denial. So for the moment I am mostly just trying to wrap my head around the consequences.
And drink my hot chocolate…Read More 12: Dazed and Confused