“Tell me why I should stay in this relationship when I’m hurting baby. I ain’t happy baby. Plus there’s so many other things I gotta deal with. I think that you should let it burn.” ~Usher Why is it so hard to light that match? No matter how toxic a relationship may be, it is … Continue reading Burn


“Don’t stand there watching me. Follow me. Show me what you can do. Everybody let go. We can make a dance floor just like a circus.” ~ Britney Spears A rope hangs down from the center pole, thick and luxurious, suspended halfway between the tent lining above and the patchy grass below. If he stretches … Continue reading Finale

Generation eX

Remember when we were supposed to be the next big thing? Well, it seems like that time has passed. Our society is still focusing on those damn Boomers, and on our own children (the so-called Millennials), but what has happened to Generation X? If you were born between 1965 and 1979 then you technically fit … Continue reading Generation eX


“You look lost.” “I do?” “Where you headed?” “Well, I was just about to figure that out.” I remember in that movie Cast Away, at the end when Tom Hanks’ character should be happy because he has escaped the island, but he’s not because the woman of his dreams has made her choice, and he … Continue reading Crossroads

The Anti-Neighbor

I’ve never been a “neighbor” kind of person. You know the type. They’re the ones who organize the block parties, the neighborhood watch groups, the car pool assignments, and the street cleaning team. I’ve always been the guy who waves “hi” when coming and going, who cleans up his own yard, and who has conversations … Continue reading The Anti-Neighbor

Fight or Flight

I used to always run away. When things got tough, I got going… until I was far enough away that the situation looked like speck in the distance. It was easy too. In fact, I often used to say that the easiest thing to do was to pretend nothing happened, to get either physically or … Continue reading Fight or Flight