At our absolute worst, we consistently allow our need for personal satisfaction and comfort to precede those same needs in others, from the nameless and faceless, to those with whom we are personally invested. At our best, we do the same, just a little less often, and, in some cases, we feel the regret for our [...]
On Ari's 3rd Birthday It’s no more about how you play the game than it is winning or losing. It’s just random, uncontrollable, chaotic moments, some better than others. String a few of those better ones together and you’ve got yourself a “good” life, and still, probably one for which you will be eternally and [...]
Every so often, not nearly often enough, I try to consider all of the things I’ve done, choices I’ve made, paths I’ve chosen for the better or worse; all of the terrible and wonderful bullshit which has built this life and those which have chipped away at its meaning. I consider the irrational and grounded [...]
How long before we become so callous that we no longer recognize hell? Sometimes life is the gift we would like to believe we deserve. Other times, it is the most elegantly designed of all the tortures; the one which we actually, wrongfully believe we deserve.
As I stand in front of the tenth floor, public, workplace urinal, I am terrorized by a litany of self-imposed rhetorical questions: Who is shedding pubes at such a prolific rate? Was this even an accident? Are there humans who prune their pubes in the work bathroom urinal? Is this natural shedding or do they [...]
(Us, Love it or Leave it) The illusion of choice gives us the misplaced pride and paranoia we need to dislocate ourselves from one another, from our suspiciously obvious commonalities. We are now, more so than ever, controlled and convinced that the counterfeit dichotomy of either/or is an easier "truth" to accept. We celebrate our [...]
At some point in the foreseeable future, we will be consumed by our own excess in the form of our own waste. When will the debris so outweigh the useful, pointful fractions of creation left that the flotsam is the focus? Well, honestly… It seems we may be well beyond that point. We aren’t the [...]