Like many people, I am one of those who normally perceives patterns with relative ease. I’ve always been possessed of a curious, analytical mind—one that even to this day can get me in a bit of “trouble” with the wrong personality types. But despite that natural facility, I am finding later on in life that […]
Tomorrow, I will embark upon my 50th year (that means I’ll be 49, by the way): the last year of what theoretically could be classified as “the first half of my life” (although I have to admit here that the resident “optimistic cynic” in me says that every year). Considering the fact that I never […]
So, it would appear that all I’m doing up here is posting old poems and photographs, which hardly constitutes “thinking unenslaved”. No one has pointed this out to me, but if someone did, I would, of course be unable to disagree, per se. However, the point of delving back into some of my writings—very particular […]
Oops. I have not done the behind-the-scenes work to get everyone here. Tonight will be a very interesting semi-ad-hoc show. At the end of last week’s show, I asked the guys to do a Round Table this week, so hopefully they’re all planning on it! If not, there are several pertinent things going on in […]
I’ve never been great at putting things into concise terms when it comes to telling a story. I can manage sometimes not to ramble, but I have an eye and a mind for details, and as a result, the details are important to me.
My story is probably not functionally different from anyone else who was raised religiously and who later stepped away from delusional thinking, but I hope that in writing this, I can offer some insight and perspectives that some of you who are just now, or just recently going through this, may not have. It’s been over twenty years since I started the process of stepping away. Those insights are probably not all that unique, for what it’s worth, but they’re mine, so I relate them. 😉