It’s so interesting to watch this drama unfold. To watch humanity behave in a way that you know for sure will be anything but acceptable in the future. The president talking about how much he cares about how his hair looks and stuff — expecting that everyone else is just as insecure as he is. Nuts.

It’s almost as if you feel crazy simply not playing into this game of caring so much about what other people think of you.

After all, who am I? What am I? Should I care so much whether or not I’m liked or disliked…


Have you ever noticed that rules can take the joy out of doing stuff?

Especially rules that you had no part in making.

“No!” You might say, “there must be systems.”

Or, you might take the stance…“that’s just the way it is, deal with it.”

Well, sometimes I just don’t dig the way it is very much.

Sometimes I don’t want to worry about abiding by some code. Sometimes I just want to have fun writing.

Look, I’m not against structure. I’m just for feeling free.

I’m also not for doing something simply because that’s the way it’s been done…


An excerpt from A Light in the Tunnel, Chapter 8

Pixabay: wiggijo

He had just discovered a new insight that compelled him to take a seat and clear his mind. Why do all of these school shooters choose their own schools to commit these crimes? They don’t go anywhere else; they go to THEIR school.

When he washed away his fear, there was no impulse that concluded that his life was a part of some master plan or super conspiracy of the elite. Rather, his deeper instinct told him: We are all responsible.

Peter sat meditating on the floor of his small apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. …


An excerpt from A Light in the Tunnel, chapter 7

Pixabay: ArtTower

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Be like a soldier, he chided himself. They never had any idea what I was capable of.

Now I am showing them.

But then, within the small intimate setting of a stairwell, the current harshness of his militant training kicked in. He felt that even Jo was a part of something that he despised.

He was so serious it caused a chilled wave to run through her entire body. Yet Jo’s…


An Excerpt from A Light in the Tunnel: Chapter 6

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Peter saw his sister as ferocious in both her actions and opinions. He taught her many things, but there was no doubt that the flow of learning moved in both directions. Peter heard some of his friends talking about their annoying little sisters and wondered why he didn’t feel the same way. In fact, Jo was his favorite person.

Like most kids, the two of them did not particularly love school…


An Excerpt from A Light in the Tunnel Chapter 5

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I’m ready, were the first words he thought to himself as soon as he opened his eyes.

It was a Monday morning, in early April, that Timothy Walsh chose. It had now been a year since he had formulated his plan. His day had finally arrived.

It wasn’t just one thing that made him come to this decision. …


Excerpts from A Light in the Tunnel: Chapter 4

Pixabay: DreamyArt

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It was nearing the end of April and Daniel was driving home following yet another satisfying day guiding young minds. It was a beautiful early-spring afternoon — one that can naturally fill the body with an appreciation for the heat of the sun and the color green.

Daniel knew that this feeling could only be reached after having recently experienced the coldness of winter and the harshness of tragedy. Today is…


Excerpts from A Light in the Tunnel, Chapter 3

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Daniel had a strategy for helping his kids figure out who they were. As soon as he thought they were capable of making a decision, he’d say: “You choose!”

He’d ask questions, give his opinion, then give it up.

He didn’t demand that Jo wear a helmet when she rode her bike. Instead, he asked: “Why would you want to?” Then they’d have a chat about protecting the body. If she still insisted on not wearing it, that was her choice. The only thing he demanded was that she listened openly.

There was a whole slew…


Pixabay: Prawny

Being different is trying as hard as you want…

for the things that matter to you.

For me, saying thank you matters.

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It’s kinda frustrating when you’re sure that you’ve grabbed hold of the key to all of our happiness and peace, but can’t seem to share it.

Why?

Because most people are doing everything imaginable to avoid looking to see the appropriateness of gratitude. It’s ok to ignore the amazingness of life, as long as I am not alone in my steering clear of reality.

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Or, another popular practice, is to make gratitude into a practice of…

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