Detached

So the old saying goes: “life’s a bitch”. In my eighteen (well, ok, seventeen years and eight months) years of experience, I’ve come to know this old saying as truth. It is too easy to get into a habit of living life just for lack of alternatives. We don’t see any means of enjoying life […]

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Holy Trinity

I have arrived at a conception of a “Holy Trinity” that works with my non-Christian belief system. The trinity is traditionally made up of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In my understanding, the Father would correspond with what Emerson called the “Universal Soul” (or “OverSoul”), the whole that is greater than the […]

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Another Manifesto

I was introduced to a twelve-step program, a spiritual fellowship of men and women living without drugs, in July of 1997. The people involved explained to me that there were easier, more effective, and safer ways to live than the ways I followed at the time. It took some time to get used to that […]

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