honesty

The difference is

The difference between us and them

I had a deep conversation with my daughter last night. She was watching footage of the Minneapolis riots and couldn\’t understand why a mob of people would behave so. She\’s intellectually challenged so it was a stretch to explain, but she does understand injustice and being bullied. She understands, sadly, how people can be pushed …

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Morongo Valley Scenic

And here we abide: CALIFORNIA!

The move to California has been a whirlwind and surreal, while at the same time feeling all-consuming, so it seemed it would never actually happen. I sorted and packed and sorted and packed for so long I felt constrained to the penultimate level of hell. And here today, we are in our new home in …

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Blowing my face off

At the Gay Christian Network conference in Houston in 2016, the theme of most of the break out sessions that I attended was recovering from shame. Brené Brown\’s name was big that year. She is an expert in studies on vulnerability and shame, and her statements were espoused by session leaders and struck deep chords …

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Red Rock Nevada

Communing with the Great Artist

Las Vegas – and Nevada – is not at all what I expected. I grew up in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, I\’m an Appalachian boy. The Allegheny mountains with their lush summer forests and bubbling streams have always been the place where I felt the most peace, at home with God. But for the last …

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Our fairy tale (yes, I said it)

I remember when Khrysso asked me to marry him on Thanksgiving Day last year. Our relationship took off like a rocket after we started dating in August, so he might have asked me before that, too, but that\’s the one that sticks as official. He understood the complex circumstances around my separation from Sheri, and …

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