Stimulus and Response

“I understand now that we are not what we think, feel etc. And I am beginning to understand that our reality is filtered by such things. And it’s making me better understand forgiveness … but here’s where I’m at: is there a true reality if it’s always filtered? And...

Self-Promotion, Brother

I remember reading an article when I was kid that called Hulk Hogan (my hero at the time) a “shameless self-promoter”. Hulk has since gone on to do a few things that hurt me even worse than that article, but I have never been able to shake the idea that self-promotion...

Reality Bites

I actually think reality is awesome, but I also think the Gen X police would arrest me if I didn’t use that title. A tough question today: “I understand now that we are not what we think, feel etc. And I am beginning to understand that our reality is filtered by such...

The Tyranny of the Self

I mentioned finding a bunch of old journals yesterday, and how overwhelmingly self-absorbed and self-obsessed it all was. It was odd to be reminded of how much strife and struggle and conflict and misery I lived in for so long, and how all of it was the result of my...

Self-Obsession, Self-Deprecation and The Last Samurai

I am writing this in Lubbock, while Barbara is eating breakfast at a hotel in Norman, Oklahoma. We were all supposed to go see her wrestle there, but Max has been so sick this week that we didn’t feel right about putting him in the car for 10 hours and keeping him up...

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