Perfect love casts out fear

Posted on October 14, 2014 by

Early 1980s. Seventh grade. There was this girl, her name was Lily. She played violin, sang in the chorus, and I was in love. The only trouble was, she didn’t even know who I was. I was that kid who watched from afar, as she sang the lead part in the school play. And I, Read More

Angry God

Posted on October 9, 2014 by

Not long ago—perhaps ten months—my therapist handed me a book called “Came to Believe: A Guide to the Second Step” by Chet Meyers. The book refers to the Second Step of Alcoholics Anonymous (and other 12-Step programs). For those of you not familiar with the paradigm, the way it works is this. First you, Read More

Shame, Fear, and Starting over

Posted on October 3, 2014 by

It’s been a long time since I’ve done much blogging of a personal nature. There are a variety of reasons for that, but the overriding one is that I’ve had major changes and transitions in my life in the last months and years. The last two years have featured moves, career changes, divorce, going back, Read More