Yes, I think it's okay now for me to say it. *Deep breath* I started going for counselling this year. Yes, that's right. I did. In fact, I probably should have done so a long time ago. At the start of 2021, I finally decided there's no shame in admitting I need help; only in … Continue reading Embracing my life story means sweating the small stuff!
Last week, I wrote the first of a two-part series on how my blog made it to its 2nd anniversary! The piece was generally positive, even exuberant in its tone if I do say so myself. After all, what's not to be exuberant about when it comes to celebrating anniversaries and milestones, right? Well, the … Continue reading My blog turns 2! (Part 2 of Commemorative)
I hate this place. Sitting here staring blankly at the laptop screen, wondering what to say, what to type, what to create next. The truth, or at least some transcendent revelation, is what I hope to always post up and put down for posterity, for my loved ones, for the world. But what if "truth" … Continue reading Living and writing from the “in-between” moments
I was never good with people. As a kid, I was usually left to my own devices and found myself alone most of the time. The only time I wasn’t alone was when I was in school, where I learnt early on that it could be both fun and frightening. Not having any siblings or … Continue reading Life Skills I Do Not Have #1 — People Skills
You probably heard the question "Who's with me?" in more movies than you care to count (though I challenge you to name one!). There'll be like one guy asking this question of his band of brothers, just before they head off for new adventures. Or something like that. One year ago, I decided to give … Continue reading “Who’s with me?” The truth about friends
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It began with showersIs what 2021 didSoaking the landWith each soothing drip A great way I thoughtTo begin againStarting over's tough Having gone through so much pain A message for usFrom heaven aboveTo stay calm and coolNo matter the turf Life can begin anew It already has"Welcome to 2021"Now say … Continue reading The First Morning of 2021
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "Okay so you need to isolate the energy to your finger tips and hit those piano keys with that, not with your wrist or arm power." "Isolate", he tells me. Right. But doesn't he know? When you've never given a second thought as to where your hands typically derive … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #3 of 4 – “When he plays piano in the dark…”
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In the first of my year-end series of musings, I talked about how my 2020 really started a year earlier. Today, I want to "bring it home" so to speak by asking: What does home look like in 2020? We're all used to thinking of home as the place to … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #2 of 4 – What is Home?
One day, two weeks ago, I was driving my wife to her workplace when I saw an ad on a huge billboard beside the expressway. [Our country's not big on billboards so when there's one, it's really hard to miss] It nearly made me veer off into the highway railings! Somehow, this one looked exceptionally … Continue reading Is it “Life AFTER Work” or “Life WITHOUT Work?”
I don't get it. I just don't get it. It feels like we've been living with Caleb forever now. And for most of that time, we've also lived with his autism and the challenges they entail. By now, I should know all too well that he is who he is, and my role as his … Continue reading Caleb’s school morning routine – a masterclass in ‘fixing’ his dad