I credit my Jewish, Shinto, and Buddhist upbringing for my present atheism. I fell in love with my best friend who left me for someone else. I was in denial about having clinical depression even after attempting to hang
myself two years ago.
I feel like the biggest fake when my peers enthusiastically voice how they
channel their despondency and frustration through writing and producing
I recently rolled on molly and went to a show with my closest friends from high
school. I haven't felt so safe, so happy with myself, in a very long
My first out-of-state experience was flying to Seattle, WA at 22-years-old to visit my homesick boyfriend for the weekend. I was about five-years-old when my mother threatened to take the bottle away. In return, I vowed never to drink whole milk for as long as I live. I've held onto that grudge/promise for 18 years. It took less than 24 hours to fall in love with my boyfriend. We've been together for three years now. I lost my 17-year-old cousin to a staph infection four years ago. I dedicated my college graduation to him in the family invitations. I've been having panic attacks for the past six months and I've just realized that I'm experiencing a quarter-life crisis.
I had a house burn down around me while I was "lounging in my robe and slippers," as was reported in the local paper. I've seen the sun set on Mt. Katahdin, Delicate Arch, and the Great Western Divide. I served as a chaplain on a geriatric psychiatry ward. I've actively considered suicide. I've eaten wild strawberry pie.
I have been in love 3.5 times I was a teenage runaway. I worked for an international arts organization creating sculpture parks. I have been in a psychiatric hospital over 5 times. I was abandoned as a child.
I AM GLAD TO BE ALIVE. I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THE CELESTIAL PARTY YET. THE NEWS IS SO INTERESTING, I WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
I TOLD THE WORLD I LOVED IT AND I PRAYED FOR PEACE. I THOUGHT MOST PEOPLE PREFER PEACE SO THEY CAN TEND THEIR GARDENS AND JUST MAKE A LIVING WITHOUT DISTURBING PEOPLE OVERSEAS WHO DESERVE TO BE LEFT ALONE.
I BOUGHT A MARIACHI TRAJE AND SOMBRERO JUST BECAUSE I WANTED TO.
I THOUGHT HOW MUSIC MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER.
LOOKING FORWARD TO PASSOVER SEDER AT MY SYNAGOGUE AND WISHING THE CHRISTIANS AND THE OTHER PEOPLE A BEAUTIFUL AND HAPPY HOLY TIME!
I am now the age where I can speak my mind and I often do.
I see how absolutely stupid unprovoked war is. How obscene, unnatural and disruptive. Maybe we should let mothers,musicians, cooks and dog owners run the world.
I can't save the world but I can give the homeless person a warm blanket in the winter, a bottle of water in the summer and a job lead and I often do. My world starts here in my neighborhood when I see my brothers and sisters in dire need while politicians worldwide on all sides help themselves to the best of everything and, lo, their expensive pockets are flush with cash.
Today I said my prayers and felt that someone had heard me.
I returned to Judaism and davened a High Holy Days Service.
I became a certified Texas peace officer at 38 years old.
I fell in love with mariachi music all over again.
I lost my mother in 21 March 2011 and my father Feb 4, 1993 and my stepfather October 8, 2010
I have never noticed how intense the colors of a Central Texas Spring were before and how much I have wanted to do with this life now that it appears time for me to leave it and go onward to new adventures in the life after this...