#BeReal – PETER M. OLSEN

My #BeReal guest today is Peter M. Olsen.   Masks We all wear masks. Some are subtle. Some are hidden. Mine couldn’t be more obvious. Long hair, 20 pounds overweight, scruffy beard. The mask I wear is made from self-hatred and depression and scars. My mask tells me that I am ugly…So very fucking ugly.…

#BeReal – KATIE CROSS

My #BeReal guest today is Katie Cross. I relate to so much of what Katie writes.  I love her honesty and her inner conversation isn’t foreign to me.  Thank you for your perspective Katie. The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception…

GO FLY A METAPHORICAL KITE

So many sad things happen to us and around us that are completely out of our control.  Parents getting older and having health issues, we are getting older having our own health issues, parenting woes, war, violence, financial worries, safety concerns, abuse, neglect.  The list is endless. I also know there are some beautiful and…

THE UNWITTING VILLAIN

TD and I have been friends awhile.  I don’t mean just casual blog friends, he is one of those friends I can (and do) count on:  He is 1) Never too busy to talk if I need him 2) Isn’t scared of blubbering, hysterical tears and 3) Isn’t scared off by an emotional screaming cursing…

A TORNADO IN THE CLOUDS

  I am not a social person. I pretend to be sometimes if I need to, in fact, many of my closest friends don’t realize that when I excuse myself it is, more often than not, to calm myself down. All it takes is one moment, one word, one look the wrong way, and my…