on social justice & personal responsibility.

Most people are on the world, not in it -- John Muir For the past few years, I've preached this whole personal responsibility thing...and I think I may have taken it too far. Let's explore. I guess the recent realization is that maybe I'm reaching too far. ...Clouds, is this a sad-I'm-giving-up-let-the-pessimism-kick-in post? Oh, gosh [...]

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Swimming against the current — or the problem with feeling

The problem with feeling is that once you start, you feel it all. You can’t pick and choose once you allow emotion to enter your being. The love. The hurt. The regret, acceptance, shame, pain, pride, warmth. *warning of major self-disclosure ahead. if you would like to keep your idea of me as a happy-go-lucky, [...]

Confession #4: I think I have alcoholic tendencies…or maybe just good coping skills

Confession #4: I think I have alcoholic tendencies…or maybe just good coping skills So yeah, I haven’t quite decided which it is yet. ((and I’m open to the possibility of lots-o judging on this one. I think I’ve come to accept this given how much I’ve been putting myself out there, out here, as of [...]

confessions

Dear friends-acquaintances-folks from the interweb, I have a few (very honest) confessions to share. I, as explained below, do this cautiously, hoping to spur thoughts but not judgments. So, here they are: I find that, sometimes, I am a crappy daughter, sister, friend person. I’ve learned that while others run toward their family, given that [...]

“you can’t let anyone disturb your peace” — or shutting off the noise

[on peace & happy] I hope this old train breaks down Then I could take a walk around And, see what there is to see And time is just a melody All the people in the street Walk as fast as their feet can take them I just roll through town And though my windows [...]