Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy

Some men have criticized the changing culture (or at least awareness) of Hollywood, saying they don’t feel safe to be in a room alone with a woman, fearing that they’ll later be called a rapist. That statement deserves a whole slew of take-downs and...
On the Nose

On the Nose

For the past few years the wife and I have enjoyed watching clips of Craig Ferguson’s 10-year tenure as host of the Late Late Show, remarking on his deconstruction of the daily talk-show format, his irreverent sincerity, and the moments of personal pain that...
Unmotivated

Unmotivated

Being perfectly honest, Octoboer wasn’t a very good mental health month for me. I was getting stressed out, my emotional doubt was getting the better of me, and I wasn’t able to reach out to my small but invaluable support network in any meaningful way. In...
Opportunity Costs

Opportunity Costs

This past weekend was supposed to be a very productive one; I had plans to do some yard work, clean up several rooms of the house, start reading a new book, and hopefully get some writing done on one of my two literary projects. Instead, I did little more than watch...
Open Door Policy

Weary

Over the past few days my mental state has been fairly low, dipping and staying beneath my “normal.” A combination of stressors has me feeling like my brain is in overdrive, trying to run across molasses – I can’t run fast enough to actually get...
Playing Well with Others

Playing Well with Others

Very occasionally an entry in the Self-Reflection category begins with a warning – or at least a cautionary note – that the contents are more sensitive than other content, and will not be to everyone’s taste or interest, even for those who otherwise follow the...