Currently… in September 2017

  FEELING:  I’m not “over” Burning Man, yet. That was probably the most intense three weeks of my life, and I was so busy and alive during that time! One minute, you’re a bad-ass amazing survivalist, vital and thriving, pushing yourself past your limits and defying nature to have an[…]

GOOD NEWS! And Rain Will Make The Flowers Grow

  Hello, Friday! Our current weather is this: golden sunshine, POURING rain, and rumbles of thunder. That’s…pretty much a great metaphor for how my week has been: tempestuous but hopeful. Painful, but cleansing? No personal details, but all you need to know is I’m ok. The weather is pretty alarming,[…]

Therapy Matters

  The thing I love about therapy is that I never completely understand it. To be honest, this is also the thing I don’t like about therapy.   ??? If you’ll forgive me tooting my own horn for a minute, I’m pretty smart. I was a (mostly) straight-A student in high school and all through[…]

No Pictures, Please

  It happened after therapy. It happened with my friend. It happened during one of my tours. And it almost happened while running a work errand, but I put my hand up and said “No.”   When I was a kid, somebody told me that “ancient cultures” believed that taking[…]

the best GOOD NEWS of the year, roundup

Awwwww you guuuyyys it’s my last weekly Good News roundup of 2016! You know, in years past, I would have felt a twinge of nostalgia saying “Last X of 20XX,” but I really don’t feel anything. TIME IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT, like virginity and breakfast. And besides, I doubt anyone’s going[…]


So this story begins where it’s been all my life: a slow supernova of self-loathing and self-fulfilling prophesy expanding in a fireball of snowballing problems, sitting in a therapist’s squeaky leather chair. “Would you like to try something?” she asks. I always say yes, because she’s the professional, isn’t she? It’s[…]