Onward Into Fall
The vice is the band aid making up for something else.
Gators in the Swimming Hole
Children of parents with personality disorders are conditioned to a certain level of abuse.
Volunteer Services’ Worst Enemy
I’ve been burned out more times than I care to admit and resorted to several self-destructive behaviors. I can’t say I would encourage anyone to do what I do for a living.
The Sunny/Bright Side
Had it been a movie, my character would have savored watching the sunrise on a new day of freedom, relieved to no longer be under the thumb of such a controlling personality.
Search for Shoes
They say half of success is showing up. It’s easier to get going once you show up, especially if you have the right shoes for the job.
Update from September 20, 2020
Looking back, I feel like I’ve missed summer entirely. Yet I know I did everything possible to enjoy it.
No one who sat back and simply waited for rescue got it.
Recalling the Ranger
Sometimes, I feel like a has-been. At least I’m not a never-was.
Graduation: Welcome to Adulthood
“You’ll take more from speech, debate and acting with you into adulthood than you will from sports,” I told her. “Trust me. I did both and the only thing I learned from sports is no matter how hard you work or how talented you are, if you aren’t from the right part of town or…