A Benediction for When Life Sucks Crap

Sometimes life sucks crap. It happens to the best of us Once, or perhaps several times; Life comes as the schoolyard bully, Punches us in the face until we stagger back, And with no rhyme or reason, No regarding good or bad, No discernible sense for justice or deservability-- Life fells us where we stood. … Continue reading A Benediction for When Life Sucks Crap

Women Get Raped, Men Get Presumed Innocent

content warning: abuse, assault, rape Between Cosby and Kavanaugh, it's been a shit week for women.  I've attempted to personally minimize the effect on me--after all, I've been feeling better lately.  I don't want to go back.  I don't like feeling all the ugly feelings that fester, unresolved and unwanted, somewhere in my subconscious.  I've … Continue reading Women Get Raped, Men Get Presumed Innocent

Healing In Community: I Am Safe Here

It's my last morning at Danielle's house.  I wake, meditate and go for one last run along the Eno River, slower than I'd like.  I do pull-ups in the master bedroom. I feel heavy and weak and irritable, but I am determined and I get them done.  Pixie the cat paces around me while I … Continue reading Healing In Community: I Am Safe Here