I don't think my father relished actually being a father. His lack of satisfaction did not manifest itself overtly. He didn't beat me, physically, or emotionally
For much of my life I was an unpleasantly judgmental person. I'd shoot a glance at someone from afar. I noticed their garb, their appearance, their aura, synthesize it all and without hesitation, as the sound of a gavel banged inside my head, I passed judgement. I know, there is nothing unique about noting first … Continue reading Here Comes The Judge
The cumulative impact of the week has shaken me. But I'm keeping perspective. When feelings of self-hatred well up, I find compassion for my self. I remind myself how rigorous my journey is, and I plow on.
Good morning. I wanted to share a piece I just posted on Medium. The article looks at my temptuous relationship with Twitter of late and how I am trying to change it. How Twitter Helped Me Avoid Authenticity Please give it a read if you have time and are so inclined. And share it! Thanks … Continue reading Looking For Love In All the Wrong 140 Spaces
It is Sunday morning and William Shakespeare's birthday. Yesterday Washington was host to a passionate march for science. Though I support the cause, I am extremely uncomfortable in crowds so I observed from afar while tweeting solidarity. I began today with a three-mile walk. Still brisk out, barely 50°, few people were up and about … Continue reading The Sounds of Silence
One of the biggest obstacles in connecting with my daughters is their inability slash unwillingness to see me as a person beyond their father. When we're together, for the most part I feel their anger. I'm the reason we are no longer a family intact.
This weekend delivered both the good and the challenging. The good was one of my tweets was featured in the Huffington Post and Esquire. Donald Trump Jr. posted a selfie while wearing a green t-shirt that says "VERY FAKE NEWS," The websites posted articles highlighting photoshopped versions of the image, including my effort. Since I write … Continue reading Rainy Days and Mondays…