She was that kind of friend

She wanted you to know that you were never alone because she was with you.
She was that kind of friend

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“Friends”

If you need to bully people or point out their every mistake because you derive some pleasure from it, you are no friend of mine.

The USPS: Sweet Deal or Money Pit?

The USPS has been operating at a deficit for decades. Maybe its time to mothball it in favor of letting existing private sector alternatives have the remaining market share.

Toxic is a substance, not a person

Labeling someone else – or your relationship with them – as toxic is not a healthy perspective.  It dehumanizes the other person. 

On Becoming:  Stuff Does Not Define Me

These messages have been so effective that we are veritable shopping machines, with packed garages and basements, and a burgeoning multi-billion-dollar personal storage industry as evidence.

Just rest

I don’t do “rest” well. How about you?

Forgiveness, Part 2:  Take Back Your Power

They say that resentment is like drinking the poison and waiting for someone else to die, and that forgiveness is a ceasing to hurt yourself. Well, I say fuck that. You do not owe them a thing. 

Forgiveness, Part 1: Mothers and Children

Every once in a while, I encounter a book, a movie, or a poem that really speaks to me, so much so that I will re-read or re-watch it many times over.  There is one movie that I’ve watched so many times that I can practically recite the whole script, and that’s saying a lot…

Believe them

When your gut says “get the fuck out,” listen to it.  Ain’t nothin’ good gonna come from taking that crap.