What Is Acceptance, Really?

And since time can move me toward acceptance, but too much time can whiz me right past it, time is not the ‘key’ to acceptance. It is a constant effort which I believe has many facets – not the least of which is play or fun. It turns out, intensity does not lead me to acceptance either. It seems to come in a relaxed but aware state. Continue reading What Is Acceptance, Really?

If It’s Not Me – It’s You

When we can identify with each other it is a good thing – we are more human to each other and as a result we consider each others needs in addition to our own. But I can’t identify without communication. I can’t guess what your experience is (I mean, I can guess, but I will probably get it very wrong). So tell me what you are feeling, what you are about, what you believe in, what makes you You. Continue reading If It’s Not Me – It’s You

Dear Young Person In the Restaurant

Dear young person in the restaurant, I don’t ever want to have to have a conversation with you where you are struggling against the ablistic ideas which are pumping so strongly through your veins that you think the proper option might be death rather than to reconsider those ideas and ideals. I don’t ever want your life at risk because society has told you my life is so damn awful it’s amazing I haven’t killed myself already. Continue reading Dear Young Person In the Restaurant