Monthly Archives: February 2018

2/28/18: Looking for Love: Muddy, Meandering Paths to Myself (Part Eight, Sex, Lies and The Book of Love #4)

... she would eventually also be my first kiss and my first experience touching a girl “down there” so I guess she was my first girlfriend. But with Nancy, I never felt like I had a girlfriend. She was not exactly affectionate and we rarely even talked back then. All my early memories of her [...]

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2/27/18: Looking for Love: Muddy, Meandering Paths to Myself (Part Eight, Sex, Lies and The Book of Love #3)

The birds and the bees. As I said earlier, I pretty much ignored the section of "Love and the Facts of Life" on sex. The illustrations depicting a nude man and woman were so lifeless, there was no way I was going to see them as connected to me. The other illustrations of the book showing [...]

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2/25/18: Looking for Love: Muddy, Meandering Paths to Myself (Part Eight, Sex, Lies and The Book of Love #1)

So when it came to talking with me (his good boy son) about sex, he did all he could to prepare me for that jungle of social expectation, confusion and fear, through which any teenager must find their way. He gave me a book. ----------------------------------- The chapters of “Love and the Facts" of Life that [...]

By |2018-03-01T21:15:10+00:00February 25th, 2018|Memoirs|Comments Off on 2/25/18: Looking for Love: Muddy, Meandering Paths to Myself (Part Eight, Sex, Lies and The Book of Love #1)

2/24/18: Unconsciously Choosing Paradox (Part Seven, The Monkey in my Imagined China Shop of Unsubstantiated Fears)

And so, to me, this idea of true belonging is a type of belonging that never requires us to be inauthentic or change who we are, but a type of belonging that demands who we are — that we be who we are — even when we jeopardize connection with other people, even when we have [...]

By |2018-02-25T05:12:11+00:00February 24th, 2018|The Life of Brian (In the Now)|Comments Off on 2/24/18: Unconsciously Choosing Paradox (Part Seven, The Monkey in my Imagined China Shop of Unsubstantiated Fears)

2/23/18: Lovin’ Me

I know that I love you, it’s a fact yes it’s true Ain’t no doubt I shout it out in all I say and do And when I’m looking deep inside it’s all right there to see I know that I love you by the way I’m lovin’ me Lovin’ me Lovin’ me This simple [...]

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2/22/18: Unconsciously Choosing Paradox (Part Six, Where Angels Fear to Tread #3)

Human skin… the largest organ of our body, is both internal and external. It’s an interactive network providing us with a conduit for the physical, sensory and communicative transmission of data between our essential inside selves and our surrounding environment. ---------------------------------------- Yup... I like this metaphor better. Since a better network has little to do [...]

By |2018-02-23T10:57:36+00:00February 22nd, 2018|The Life of Brian (In the Now)|Comments Off on 2/22/18: Unconsciously Choosing Paradox (Part Six, Where Angels Fear to Tread #3)

2/21/18: Unconsciously Choosing Paradox (Part Six, Where Angels Fear to Tread #2)

Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous. ------ Brené Brown ----------------------------------------- I've been looking at the "thick skin" metaphor and how that pertains to my take on the general topic of vulnerability. Googling quotes about having a thick skin gets a mix of classic stuff about the need for mental and emotional toughness [...]

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2/20/18: I Want More

  It’s a small crowd No need to sing loud And the only light is shining on me The sound is just right I’m not tense or up-tight But though I’m feeling good I know could be A whole lot more Some of you here are close friends And I would like to commend you [...]

By |2018-03-03T16:03:33+00:00February 20th, 2018|Song Lyrics|Comments Off on 2/20/18: I Want More

2/19/18: Unconsciously Choosing Paradox (Part Six, Where Angels Fear to Tread #1)

“One of the greatest acts of courage is to be vulnerable with someone with whom we disagree” ------ Frances Kissling ----------------------------------- Skin, you gotta have skin It's the stuff that keeps your insides in You gotta have skin I couldn't find any reference to this song online. All I can find is the similar song by [...]

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