On The Importance Of Writing Your Own Memoirs. And Jane Fonda’s Relationship With Her Mother, Frances Ford Seymour

I am probably less often a writer and more often a medium.  I don’t write many original ideas.  More often, I selectively channel, interpret, and share others’ ideas. I regularly write correspondence with another anonymous writer online, who goes by the name of “Complex and Searching”.  We regularly figuratively sit in a dark room together and…

Sadness vs. Depression – Anonymous Criticism – Suggestions For Bloggers

Sadness vs. Depression Someone wrote to me this week the following comment in response to my post titled: Things I Cannot Say – Understanding Differences Between Depression And Grief That Are Sometimes Misidentified They commented: “depression is when nothing matters. sadness is when everything matters.” The saying was new to me.  Maybe it’s a common…

Living In An Era That Still Benefits From “Fictional” Heroes

“Superman” created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The above painting is titled “Superman”.  It was created by the brothers Tim and Greg Hildebrandt. (Click on the images if you wish to view them individually.) – – – – Superman – The Last Survivor of a Destroyed Race “Superman” is the story about a young boy expelled from…

Lisel Mueller And Alice Munro – On The Laughter And Voices Of Some Women

“Sometimes we characterize what we have written as ‘fiction’ so we don’t have to reveal that what we have written actually occurred to us.” – me, I said that. I’ve been privileged this holiday season to have read 2 beautiful passages by 2 brilliant women:  Lisel Mueller and Alice Munro. As a gift from my list, I received the Pulitzer Prize…

On Purpose

Artworks by Jimmy Beaulieu. Words by OneMoreOption. The physical affections, emotional connections, and sexual interactions I’ve experienced in real life have been better than I have been capable of imagining in my imagination or in my sleeping dreams.  And for those real experiences, I am very grateful. An unprovable and opinionated word of advice:  If you…

One More Lesson From Anne Frank – Friday April 14, 1944

An attribute of a great work of literature is that the older you get and with each new reading, you discover new ideas.  Great books enlarge and become wiser with you. My last post about Anne Frank’s diary was about her entry from Saturday March 18, 1944. Today’s post is some commentary on her post from Friday…

Anne Frank’s Thoughts On Sex Education – March 18, 1944

At the age of 14, Anne Frank wrote these private thoughts in her personal diary on the topic of sex education. Saturday, March 18, 1944: “I’ve told you more about myself and my feelings than I’ve ever told a living soul, so why shouldn’t that include sex? Parents, and people in general, are very peculiar…

Before You Get Too Excited: A Focus On Developing Relational Skills First

Before you get too excited about defining yourself as primarily heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or other, my recommendation is to first work toward developing extensive and diverse skills to be relational. What is meant by the term “relational?” If you would like to become “relational”, first educate yourself with skills on how to relate well to…

Lucy Howard-Taylor – Biting Anorexia – A Book Review

This is a review of Lucy Shena Howard-Taylor’s book “Biting Anorexia: A First Hand Account Of An Internal War” Before I begin the review, here are a few contextual comments: I first became aware of Lucy Howard-Taylor through her photographic artworks.  I came across several of her photographs on Flickr, which can be found here.  I knew…