Tagged with ego

Does Your Emotional Baggage Fill a Suitcase?

I’ve spent the weekend unpacking and getting settled in my new home in Rhinebeck. For the past two weeks I’ve been living out of a couple suitcases, first at a friend’s condo, then my mom’s and finally sleeping on an air mattress in an empty cottage waiting for the arrival of my things. The first … Continue reading

The Death of Self-Consciousness

The mirror has not been kind to me Reflecting back what I don’t want to see. Where I am trapped when I feel free, Locked inside the cage, when I see the key. I leave my body. I go away. Sometimes for an hour, perhaps a day. Where nothingness is everything. Where my heart can’t talk, but … Continue reading

Use Both Lanes Until the Merge

When you’re driving on the interstate and the lane you’re in ends in five hundred feet, do you get over into the next lane as soon as you can or do you stay in your lane until it ends before moving over? I always believed the right thing to do was to get over as … Continue reading

Benign Is the Word of the Day

When you look up the word benign, you’ll find that the adjective describes having a gentle and kind disposition; a mild character that does not threaten life or health; or having no significant impact. For most including myself, benign represents a clean bill of health from the dreaded “c” word. A sigh of relief that … Continue reading

Tenacious D Calls It Mucky Muck and So Do I

If you’re a black and white kind of person, you probably think there’s only ever one answer. Just like there’s right and wrong, good and bad, up and down. But, how right is right? How wrong is wrong? And if you’re always right, why am I always wrong? All of this boils down to limited … Continue reading