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A raw moment

The purpose of this blog was for me to talk about the raw things, and so, it’s Friday, and I’m sharing: Sometimes, I get so fucking jealous of the “happy” people in relationships Advertisements


Sometimes you hear a song that reminds you that we are permanently on the cusp of something greater, that the very next moment of our lives could contain multitudes… That anything is possible. In those moments, I feel like the world is full of every opportunity — I feel brave and alive and greater than. … Continue reading

A repose

Recently, as I think it’s rather evident to most everyone, I have been meditating on the themes of fear and happiness, of intimacy, both erotic and non, family, faith, friends, and how those things coalesce (a most beautiful word that describes a most beautiful, alchemic thing) to form our lives. And what are our lives? … Continue reading

On not losing my faith

I have never lost my faith. I don’t even think it’s possible, that the power is in me, that I am capable of losing my faith. It is as much a part of me as the bones that hold me up, the skin that keeps it all together, the air that keeps me alive. And yet, … Continue reading


A quiet happiness has suffused my bones It is vespers whispered Sacrosanct intonations ‘neath the vapors of the moors.

Carry on

I must believe that I, and many people smarter and more learned and older (and hopefully wiser!), are wrong, too, that civilization is not in mass decline, the American / Western hollow-ism is more histrionics and fiction than fact, and that we can still connect to other people, form communities, give and receive love, and … Continue reading

Everyday worship

In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshiping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship…

The power to change people

Of all the power given us as human beings, to make and unmake things, to tear things apart and to stitch them together, to hold the most delicate of creatures and to hold back the most dangerous of them, we cannot change other people. We do not have the power to change the minds and … Continue reading

A question of free will

For those of us who were born of faith, or grew to it, and have lost it, how do we resolve the choice, the free will of living, and the knowledge, the terrible knowledge, that every choice has a consequence, and the more we live in the modern world, the more we risk the primeval … Continue reading


Only faith remains in this receptacle

Raison d’etre

"Raw," she said. "I want something primal. I want something bare and naked. I want you to give me this life raw, unbidden, unhidden, free, fair, and true. Can you do that? Can you do that for me?"

One may only try.

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