I'm going to say something that may come across as somewhat controversial. But I hope you'll stick with me... The last few years have been pretty rough, right? I mean, I remember this time last year thinking I wasn't ready for 2022 because I still hadn't recovered from the trauma of 2020. And now, here … Continue reading Reflecting on 2022
I was a pretty big fan of How I Met Your Mother when it was on the air. Neal Patrick Harris' character, Barney Stinson, once said, "Whenever I'm sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story." If only it was that easy.
I'm in a funk... I don't know what it is... I just don't know. I feel like, overall, things have been improving for me recently. I mean, I finally got myself into regular therapy a few months ago. So that's been helpful in revealing a lot of things about myself and figuring out why I've … Continue reading Can I Be Honest?
Have you ever found yourself in a place where you're both heartbroken and infuriated? That's where I am right now. I've been there for the better part of the last 24 hours. Yesterday afternoon, I found out from a co-worker that a child we worked with back in the fall took her own life on … Continue reading Heartbroken and Infuriated
I always feel funny starting off a blog post by saying, "Can I be honest?" Of course I can be honest. It's my blog. I could lie if I wanted to and no one would know the difference. But I'm not gonna lie. I'm going to admit that I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with a … Continue reading That Line from Office Space
I thought for sure I had done one of these year in review posts at the end of 2017. In fact, I thought I'd done something similar every year on this blog. But that's not the case. No, I only did a year in review post at the end of 2016. When I looked back … Continue reading 2018 in Review
The Grapes of Wrath 1940 Directed by John Ford Netflix says... Tom Joad, a Depression-era everyman, leads his poor family on a harrowing journey from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl to the promised land of California in this adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel. I remember watching this in high school. It was during my 11th grade … Continue reading AFI #23 – The Grapes of Wrath
Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Directed by Arthur Penn Netflix says... Serial bank robbers, sometime lovers and folkloric heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) barrel across Depression-ravaged America on a shooting spree that ends in a deadly rain of bullets and tragedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, this stylish and sexy film shattered … Continue reading AFI #42 – Bonnie and Clyde
I was having a hard time coming up with something to write for Fiction Friday, so I took to Twitter and asked for a writing prompt. My friend Caitlyn came through. She tweeted back: "Describe two visits to the circus from the point of view of someone who's bipolar. On one visit, he's manic, and … Continue reading My Trip to the Circus & My Trip to the Circus
Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... I went to the beach with some … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Sixty One