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Practicing Mindfulness (or She Knew It Was A Draw)
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Practicing Mindfulness (or She Knew It Was A Draw)

Two summers ago I hiked across England with a bunch of lads, one of whom is an author, PhD, and university professor on the topics of communication and practicing mindfulness. I didn’t have the mind to fully understand these subjects then and at times doing either well still confounds me […]

Giving up on my little bird
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Giving up on my little bird

There‚Äôs a certain amount of giving up requisite to keeping your wits about you, certain concessions necessary to remain something in the neighborhood of happy. Your GPS will heave as it searches for the address, whilst you concede point after point to keep everyone’s smile above half mast. Take the […]

In Support of Those Who Support Those Battling Depression
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In Support of Those Who Support Those Battling Depression

The text came in while you were traveling, heading to or away from another airport. That’s not too important. The hat was missing. Tears and hysterics came through your phone in rapid succession, catching you off guard and adding a hazy level of faraway drama to the day. You had […]

From Disparate Childhoods to a Dynamite Marriage
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From Disparate Childhoods to a Dynamite Marriage

From a purely geographical standpoint, my wife and I grew up in the same world. Although we didn’t know it at the time, we were exactly 26.2 miles from each other as kids. In every other category not measurable by running a marathon, however, our childhoods were worlds apart. For […]

All The Tiny Broken Pieces
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All The Tiny Broken Pieces

When a glass slips out of our hand as we pivot from counter top to table top, many feet above the heartless tile floor that’s having none of our split seconds prayers for relief, and shatters with the force of a thousand armies attacking in unison during a single solitary […]

I Bite, Therefore I Am (Diary of a Compulsive Fingernail Biter)
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I Bite, Therefore I Am (Diary of a Compulsive Fingernail Biter)

Try as I might, there’s simply no way I’ll ever again bear witness to a pow-wow of my face and my feet. At 40 years of age, I’m not even half as flexible as I once was, so sadly, my toenail-biting career has come to an end. A moment of […]

On Moving Back In With My Parents
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On Moving Back In With My Parents

I had only been gone for two years but somehow managed to fall in love in that short period of time. When I returned to the nest, in desperate search of a free place to crash before beginning the next chapter of my young life, I wasn’t alone. After moving […]

On Bended Knee (or How Not To Propose Marriage to the One You Love)
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On Bended Knee (or How Not To Propose Marriage to the One You Love)

This humorously sad story appears in the book Men’s Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny by Alisha Gaddis. It is performed here by me, the author, as a way of editing it during the writing process. Everything in this story is true, unfortunately. I hope you enjoy On Bended Knee […]

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