Musings

This Is How–Augusten Burroughs

“If you have one parent who loves you, even if they can’t buy you clothes, they’re so poor and they make all kinds of mistakes and maybe sometimes they even give you awful advice, but never for one moment do you doubt their love for you–if you have this, you have incredibly good fortune.” This …

Faith, Musings

WBA-Terminology

What these words mean to me: Wholesome-spiritually /principle driven. (In my life, my principles are static-unchanged by my mood or reaction. Mine are those of a 12 Step Fellowship.)  When I am in alignment with my program principles, I am wholesome. BadAss– Grit, courage and resolve. Strength of character.  When I walk head on, through what …

Musings

Big Effen Surrender

  Today, I did something different. When I wanted to react, when I wanted to retaliate, to enlighten, I did nothing. I let it be. I cried. I shared with trusted others.  I cried.  And I let it be. That is a miracle.  The situation is very non-miracle.  My response to it-100% miracle.  Willingness to …

Musings

Fearless Humor–Only a BadAss Would Own this Thinking

We Who Are Your Closest Friends by Phillip Lopate   we who are your closest friends feel the time has come to tell you that every Thursday we have been meeting as a group to devise ways to keep you in perpetual uncertainty frustration discontent and torture by neither loving you as much as you …