Life in Words

Perspectives for the living.

It’s their fault.

Us and them.

Can we stop calling people who hate on homosexuality “intolerant”? Intolerance makes it sound like some excuse. They’re…

Being Grateful

Baby steps to happiness.

On a recent visit to New York, I was walking through the Flatiron District towards the Highline and I asked my friend, “Are you…


Isn’t life about moving forward, forging a path, and going where no man has gone before? I thought it was until relatively recently. The belief is seeded when we’re kids. Life seemed to…

How a fire-drill changed my outlook on life

2am and there was a fire in my downtown San Francisco apartment complex. With alarms blaring, I jumped out of bed, grabbed some cash, my wallet…

Lucky, for dinner

“If you want to eat meat, I believe you should be present—or, better, a participant—in the death of at least one of the animals that you eat,” writes Michael Ruhlman on his…

My Mother

I’m thankful for the fact that when I couldn’t speak, she understood me. When I couldn’t move she showed me the world. When I crawled, she cleared a safe path for me. As I began to run…

On Failure: Castles Made of Sand

Spoiler alert: strolling down metaphor lane.

Two men are on the beach. Both start with buckets and a shovel.

What do you think I should do?

We’ve all sat across from someone who’s in a bind and ends a story with, “What do you think I should do?” This question is one of the most deceiving and…

Life in Words
Life in Words

Perspectives for the living.

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