A struggle in giving the darkness no quarter.


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Three years ago my father called me and invited me over for dinner. He insisted more than usual. He may have even said he wanted to talk to me about something, but I can’t be too sure at this point. What I do remember is that he very clearly wanted me to be there.

I arrived and immediately felt the deeply somber and sad atmosphere that filled my father’s home. A total change from the music playing and high-energy place it normally was.

My father confronted me shortly after walking through the door. …


Ryan Gonzales

Director of Design at Shine and Founder of 127Brands, the Life Mark Project, and Full Playthrough. 15+ Years of Design, leadership, mental health, & gaming.

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