Friday night is always movie night at my house, hence the lack of a post from yesterday. Here is a movie that touched me in a particularly unique way. ———- Sometimes you just need to be sad. I just finished watching the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out. Several people in the counseling program I am part… Read More


I used to have a different blog, titled Half Empty: Confessions of a Pessimist (Who’s Trying To Do Better). Sometimes writing for that blog feels like a lifetime ago. Little did I realize, it actually was quite a while ago. I wrote my first post there in July 2010. I can’t say it was the… Read More


Someone told me after I posted this that it might be their favorite thing I’ve ever written. That felt good, but the fact remains that there aren’t too many things worse in life than being dumped. Let me explain… ———- Let’s just be honest here: Getting dumped sucks. Whether it comes in the form of… Read More


I’ve shared a couple of songs here recently that held special meaning in my life and helped me navigate some of the darker times, and I’ve thought for a while about setting aside one post a week to shine a spotlight on more such songs. So, without further ado, welcome to the debut of “Tuneful… Read More


Since this is election season and everyone is trying to grab the attention of whatever demographic they can these days, I thought I would rerun this post about my generation, Generation X. I think of all the posts I’ve ever written, this one has gotten more response from a broader range of people than any… Read More


Wow, it’s been nearly two whole months since I posted last. Most of that non-blogging time has been taken up by graduate school, and I am happy to say that I am currently on spring break. More time for writing, right? Well, not exactly. Apparently, graduate school is quite a lot of work, and I… Read More