Posts Tagged: good read

The Lines Separating Victims from Perpetrators

Hurt people hurt people.  You’ve probably heard this simple and tired statement used in a sloppy attempt to explain the nature of trauma to a victim.  I’m not saying that I’ve never used it myself, but when I heard it for the first time after my mother abandoned me, I got even angrier. What kind… Read more »

Why We Should Befriend Nature

For most of my life, my idea of nature was a peanut in a Snicker’s bar.  Blindly, I missed out on nature’s worlds of mysterious beauty, of sacredness, and of friendships with unlikely souls. I saw a clip about a 97-year-old man who wrote philosophy books, one of which was on dying.  He seemed a… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Always Heading Home

“But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.” – Gwyn Thomas Quick! Pack your bags! I’ll leave the car running while I help you load them in the back seat.  Feel free to pack light, all you really need is your best sneakers and your sense of wonder.  You don’t… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The Sorest Throats

“but you should never be embarrassed by your trouble with living ‘cause it’s the ones with the sorest throats, Laura, who have done the most singing” -Bright Eyes Serge Gainsbourg once wrote “I’ve succeeded at everything, except my life.” It’s a quote that resonates strongly with me.  I find it especially interesting, coming from someone… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Don’t be a Busy Monster

“pity this busy monster, manunkind” – e.e.  cummings Here is a deep philosophical question for you to ponder, dear readers: Is it better to earn one hundred dollars, or to find one hundred dollars? Perhaps there are many stoic, puritanical souls amongst you who answered that it is obviously more rewarding to have worked for… Read more »