June is proving to be the month for human connections for me. Or, more specifically, men-to-men connections. Especially if you go by what happened in the past week when I had not one, not two, but five separate and deep conversations with eight men! Had you told me this would happen a month ago, I … Continue reading Conversations for human connections
Since I started on my stay home parenting journey, my social circle had shrunk and I find myself often wondering about the fluidity and fragility of friendship. How some friends stay put in your life while others leave, returning once in a blue moon or not at all. And then there are those from your … Continue reading “I apologise for being a jerk.” Making amends after three decades
A recent incident reminded me that only a fellow stay home dad can truly understand another. One minute a fellow stay home dad and I were catching up over a cuppa to share our respective journeys minding our kids at home. The next minute I was bawling right there in front of my bewildered friend! … Continue reading How one fellow stay home dad emancipated me!
Two days from now is World Suicide Prevention Day, observed every 10 September. With one in 100 deaths globally a suicide, and the far higher number of loved ones impacted by it, suicide is undeniably a serious life-and-death matter that needs to be addressed and discussed more. After all, it ought to be the one … Continue reading Suicide — Are more men aging and dying alone?
I Really Don't Wanna Know Stop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna know.Don't tell me you're sorryI've got nowhere to goStop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna knowDon't tell me you're sorryI've got zero friends And more than one foe Stop!Don't tell meI really don't wanna knowDon't say that you miss meYet you're always a no-show Stop!Don't … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #44
[With permission granted to Salt&Light, a version of this post titled "Tragedy and grief in our schools, but the language of friendship speaks healing and hope" appeared on 27 July 2021 here] Usually, I alternate my Saturday blogs strictly between the topics of autism and parenting. But this has been a week like no other … Continue reading A Tragic Musing – More than words can say
Solo Flight Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com How does it feel To realize No one’s your friend Despite your many tries? To insert yourself Like a square peg does Into round holes Stirring up only dust. Accept it now And let it go! Some things aren’t meant to be No going with the flow. … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #27
My Twilight Friend Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's coming, the endThat eventual descentSo the question at hand's"Will you be my twilight friend?" I know you're busy nowTo think so far ahead.I know it's not manlyTo sound so afraid. Yet death's a-comingNo one can escape.The only question is:"Will you be alone in the wait?" Or … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #21
(Never) A Part of Your World It seems I was neverA part of your worldThe beautiful, hip, sophisticated crowd.It seems I've beenClinging, wishing, hopingMy stupid head in some stupid cloud. Took me half a lifetime To finally seeSo I guess this one'sThis one's on me.I was never everGoing to beA part of your world. But … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #20
Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Oh To Be An Orphan I never told no oneNot a soulBut the truth is I've often wished I were An orphan Shhh...not so loudThey'll hear yaI don't want them to knowEspecially them For either they'll laughOr they'll throwEverything within reachAt me But how could they know?I've always been aloneEven … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #13