Self-Reflection Posts

These posts are not for everyone, and their contents should be considered both sensitive and personal. Everything in this category is me reflecting on myself, my life, and the people around me. I tackle issues such as depression, sexism, and even trying to lead a fulfilling life. This warning isn’t to say that every post is melancholy, but there is a reason I’ve sectioned them off this way. That said, thank you very much for your time, patience, and understanding.


What Do I Actually Want?

What Do I Actually Want?

It’s become a ritual that my monthly therapist meeting begins with the question of what I want to get out of that session; what specific goal I may have or problem to tackle. Often I don’t have a good answer. In this rambling post, I hope to explore some...
Small Moments (Freemasonry)

Small Moments (Freemasonry)

Over the past ten years, I have presided over and participated in nearly one-hundred Initiations – the ceremony where one first becomes a Freemason. Literally thousands of hours of practice, study, and rehearsal, to make sure the candidate has the most moving and...
Settling In

Settling In

Though it took some time to get off the ground, I think today makes for a good week. Aside from some high-intensity work stress upon my return from Yosemite, things have been going well. I think I too often focus on the negative and so wanted to make sure...
The Division of Leadership

The Division of Leadership

In early 2008 I took a job for a multinational online media distribution company headquartered in San Francisco. Splitting my time between senior help desk support and system administration, many of my days were spent helping users on three continents accomplish their...
Adjectives

Adjectives

Words bring an incredible richness to life, allowing us to describe and share experiences, emotions, and thoughts. Words also have the very real capability to limit or restrain, offering a shorthand with which we can more readily – and yet with little specificity –...
Silence and Support

Silence and Support

Many emotions, particularly in troubling times, are difficult to put into words – I know I’ve struggled to express myself and what I feel when it comes to current events – but sometimes a person finds the right way to reach the heart of a matter. This morning I...