Homeless Like Me: Day 8

Not long after my last blog post, I fell asleep in the front seat of my car in a mall parking lot. I wasn’t sure what the etiquette was of sleeping in your car in this mall parking lot — it did seem a bit swank and the structure was enclosed — but I was…

Homeless Like Me: Day 4

Writing from the second floor of a bookstore in a mall in… Glendale maybe? I don’t know, I have been drifting around a bit today. I planned on being out of my apartment July 15, going home to Illinois on July 17 and probably staying at a friend’s place for the days in between. Instead,…

Humility For The Inner Child

Oh, teach me humility without the misconception of necessary self-deprecation. Teach me humility that doesn’t rely on others’ perception of the quality. Teach me humility that doesn’t rely on my own perception — a quiet humility that I don’t even notice. Teach me to be humble without knowing I’m humble. Sometimes I say things that…

To Conquer Death, You Only Have To Die

What a tizzy we have thrown ourselves into on the concept of death — and when I say concept, I mean concept. I believe that when you and I expire from our Earthly forms and our souls are working out where to go next on the universe’s eternal journey to know itself through every experience imaginable and…

Other Than I Understand I

To start out this sentence with a word other than “I” is the first thought in my mind, but why?  For fear of viewing myself as a self-obsessed twit with little view of the outside world?  Isn’t that thought itself obsessive? Or is it better put, “Isn’t that thought obsessive itself?”  Who even cares because…