You’re Not a Burden.

It's day seven of Movember. Throughout this month, many people around the world (including me) are growing moustaches to build awareness of men's health issues. Many, many thanks to all the kind women who commented on my post a few days ago, in which I aired my concerns about focusing on men at a time … Continue reading You’re Not a Burden.

Too Much

Day 4 of Walking and Blogging, getting 10,000 steps on my FitBit and some amount of words on this blog. Today wasn't a great day in terms of my mood. I have a pinch of social anxiety, and it manifested this afternoon when the whole extended family, including all four kids, were at my house. … Continue reading Too Much

Yoke (poem, 2008)

I've been sharing some poems I recently found from a stash I wrote in 2008. These poems were written at a time when I was stressed out from two new things in my life: I was having some "birth pangs" at being a newly-ordained pastor, and I was also anxious about the upcoming birth of … Continue reading Yoke (poem, 2008)

Double (poem, 2008)

Last night, I shared a poem I found from 2008. Here's another of the poems from that stash. This one seems to be about anxiety, viewing the anxiety who haunts my depression as a companion who's always with me. Have I shared this one before? I don't think so, but if so, sorry. I’ll share … Continue reading Double (poem, 2008)

Thirty Minutes

Waiting and watching I am watching myself twist and gyre I am waiting for the calm to come A headache cries for a cure My brain is pulsing and throbbing Pop the two orange pills and wait... ...wait... In thirty minutes the peace arrives as the blood vessels release Or whatever. Biology's not my field. … Continue reading Thirty Minutes

Hidden with Christ #6: The Leftovers

This is one of a series of posts I’m writing this week about a retreat I attended at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY on March 3-5, 2017. The theme of the retreat was “Living Hidden in Christ with God,” a reference to Colossians 3:1-4. I can’t talk about it all in a single blog post, because there … Continue reading Hidden with Christ #6: The Leftovers

What Kind of Test is Life?

So I've been thinking about taking tests, particularly the difference between multiple-choice and essay tests. I've been thinking about how they're an interesting metaphor for two ways of looking at my life. I think I have to give some background here. First off, I am an excellent test-taker. I was a straight-A student in school, … Continue reading What Kind of Test is Life?