A few weeks ago I realized the medication I take for my depression was no longer having its desired effect. It took a very long time to find the right combination and dosage of medication that brought my seratonin levels up to a manageable level (ie, one where I didn’t want to die because I […]Read more "What my mind is like"
I do seriously worry about interpreting the Bible in such a way as to ignore gospel truths in favour of making scripture more palatable for twenty-first century audiences. I am very concerned about the danger of trying to “fit” the Bible into what we want it to say to justify whatever point—theological, social, political—we are […]Read more "The Bible and LGBTQ+ folk"
I’ve lost a fair amount of friends. That’s part of both growing up and also life. People come in and out of your life, some disappear quickly while others fade slowly like fog on a windshield. It’s not the loss so much as the adjustment to your new world—one where that particular person is no […]Read more "On losing friends"
Have you ever listened to a couple tell “their story”? How they met, how they started dating, what made them first realize the other person was “the one”? Every story is unique, and I don’t just mean in a positive way. Sometimes you’re listening to one of those stories and all you can think is […]Read more "Looking for a co-pilot"
Looking at the innumerable survivors of sexual assault and harassment for whom Trump being the leader of the free world has taken a serious toll on their mental health and recovery.Read more "On being a sexual assault survivor in Trump’s world"
“The soul is a thing so impalpable , often so useless, occasionally annoying, that its loss cost me just a little less emotional disturbance than if I had, on a walk, lost my calling cards.” -Charles Baudelaire, Le Spleen de Paris, XXIX On April 30, 1966, Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan, the first […]Read more "What Satanism and Christianity Have in Common"
I thought I’d try writing out some of my fears, mostly to see if I can categorize and extrapolate on them to understand them and myself a bit better. We’ll see. Anyway, here they are: -Rejection, typically of any kind, no matter if I care about being approved of by the person, group, or institution […]Read more "Things I fear"