Tag Archives: depression

Don’t Love Yourself!

Oh, all right, I admit my title is a ruse. But I really am tired of seeing motivational posts telling us to love ourselves. Why? Because we don’t need to learn to love ourselves. We need to learn to like … Continue reading

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My Life as a Spiritual Vagrant

Drunk and Depressed When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My life of joyful hedonism … Continue reading

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Doubtful Truths and Dubious Advice

Guest Blog by Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes When I asked the blogger who goes by the handle masercot his actual name-name, he replied “you can call me Charlie.” In other words, Charlie may or may not be … Continue reading

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Isolation Sucks, and yet…

We seem to have hit critical mass. More than any other time during the pandemic people are suffering the effects of isolation: loneliness, depression, anger (domestic violence is up), longing for escape (drug sales are soaring). But if we to … Continue reading

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in regards to Foghat

Originally posted on words less spoken:
At 21, I didn’t know two things; how I got through 4 years of college and who played “Slow Ride.” But grunge was growing on me and I still had Miles and Monk, maybe…

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From Crappy to Happy

It’s funny how Thanksgiving, America’s official day of gratitude, is followed by Black Friday, our unofficial day of grumbling. Of course, you can always avoid shopping and sit at home complaining about the “&%@#*ing commercialization of the holidays!” But that … Continue reading

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Where You Live Matters

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Happiness is Nowhere

Happiness is nowhere. Happiness is now  here. What’s the difference?  Only air which sometimes fills the space for years   We hope that happiness will come although its presence may be fleeting They say it lingers long for some but others … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

Tom and I have been friends for many years, and I love him to a fault. Which is convenient since he regularly confesses his faults. He’s a sincere but weak believer who is sick of his own weaknesses and moral … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 98

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: Zack was offered a strange tea by the mysterious Rhema. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina…

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