Category Archives: This Is Me

Bow to Your Mistress

Of all the things I am certain about myself, my ability to adapt to change is my favorite. I have been dragged through the mud, dropped on my ass only to ever be second best so many times that I … Continue reading

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This is the Way

I have an extremely dear friend who has uttered the following phrase to me more than once: “I am going to make a Taoist out of you, yet.” This got me thinking, “What exactly is the Tao?” I was aware … Continue reading

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Father of Mine

In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I would honor my father by writing about my love for him. I have shared many poems I have written for the man but have not told many stories about the man who … Continue reading

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Journey to the Center of Health

Long-time readers of the blog know that I have been on a health and fitness journey for a little over a year now. I have fallen off the wagon a few times, but I have learned to be easy and … Continue reading

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Pieces of Me

I am made up of all the places I’ve been, lessons I’ve learned, and stories that have yet to be told. I am stitched together by song lyrics, classic books, and strong coffee. I have soil that smells like heaven … Continue reading

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Smaller

I often find myselflongingfor somethingbut mostlyto feel smallerI want to feel smallerI want to slipbetween the spacesof your fingersI want to put my headin your lapand for you to swallowthe entire drowningof meI want to see myselfthrough different lensesthe way … Continue reading

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Dull Edges

You’re asking me what I want for dinnerand I’m telling you how I never feel like I’m good enough You’re handing me a paper from the doctorand I’m handing you the poems I wrote when I was twenty-one and believed … Continue reading

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What is Age? Baby Don’t Hurt Me

So many people fear getting older, but it’s something we all must do, and I believe the sooner we accept the aging process, the more enjoyable our lives can be. I mean, there’s no point in fighting the inevitable, right? … Continue reading

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Changes in Mindset – On Health

Many of you know, I lost my mother on the day after Christmas, six years ago. Her loss hit me very hard, and I slipped into a deep depression for years. I have slowly brought myself out of that depression, … Continue reading

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You’ve Got That Nostalgic Feeling

Some songs and movies from our past do not have the most outstanding quality or originality, but they give us that sense of familiarness, a reminder of a simpler time. (I sound so old.) So, just because they might be … Continue reading

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